Foxx's Copyright Conundrum
Country singer sues after performance on Oprah
Jamie Foxx is being sued by a country singer who claims he has stolen one of his songs.
Michael A. Johnson says Foxxs Heaven is a rip-off of his own track, One Of Gods Angels Is AWOL, which he copyrighted in 2003. And hes so confident that hes going to win, he hasnt even hired a lawyer.
"I'm suing him on my own, I don't need an attorney," he said. "As soon as the court hears my song, which I copyrighted, they'll rule in my favour." Michael filed handwritten court papers in Detroit in March this year.
Jamies track first came to his attention when he saw him perform on Oprah. "I feel abused and outraged to think that someone of Jamie Foxx's stature would stoop to steal my song," he raged. "I saw him singing my song on Oprah and I felt so cheated."
Michael is reportedly asking for $15 million each from Foxx, J-Records, Sony Records, BMG/Sony Entertainment and Face Production.