Lil Nas X Fights Back In Lawsuit Over “Rodeo”

Posted on November 26th, 2019
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Rapper Lil Nas X is denying an allegation that he stole one of us hit records from an unknown rapper.

Producer/rapper Brandon Lee sued Lil Nas and Cardi B. in October, over their hit song “Rodeo.”

Apparently, Brandon Lee penned a song titled “gwenXdonlee4-142.” 

The song was eventually incorporated into another song titled “Broad Day” by PuertoReefa & Sakrite Duexe.

Lee says the latter was sampled by Lil Nas X and unleashed on “Rodeo” featuring Cardi B in June.

Brandon Lee says that “Broad Day” was based on his song “gwenXdonlee4-142,” so he sued the pair. 

Lil Nas X has replied to the lawsuit and is gearing up for a legal fight because he maintains Lee’s song it’s nothing like “Rodeo.”

“The work, ‘Rodeo,’ was created independently from and without knowledge of the allegedly infringed work,” Lil Nas X’s lawyers argued.

“The Complaint, and each purported claim for relief alleged in it, fails because the musical elements from ‘gwenXdonlee4-142’ supposedly used in ‘Rodeo’ are neither original to Plaintiffs nor copyrightable subject matter.”

In the lawsuit, Lee explains how both are built on a “4-measure phrase outlining the chord progression E, F, G, F, E.” 

Also, he states the tempo, drumbeats, and chord progressions are the same, with both records utilizing guitar and wind instruments.

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