EXCLUSIVE: Wiz Khalifa Denies Stealing Music From Unknown Rapper
theJasmineBRAND exclusively reports, Wiz Khalifa is adamant he didn’t rip off an unknown rapper by stealing his music and passing it off as his own, and is demanding a lawsuit filed against him be dismissed.
Earlier this year, Wiz was sued by an unknown rapper named Cymple Man (real name Dustin Bennett). He claimed he released an album in 2010 that featured a track named “Most of Us”.
He claimed he met Wiz at an airport in 2012, and gave him two copies of his demo which included the song in question.
Bennett claimed he never heard back from Wiz, but in 2016 the rapper released his album “Khalifa” which contained a song titled, “Most of Us”.
The suit claimed the song stole the essential lyrics of his song and the chorus was similar. He said,
the exact words ‘most of us’ appear approximately 80 times throughout the Khalifa song, and Khalifa used the exact lyrics in the exact manner as Bennett by introducing each refrain in the same style in the Khalifa song.
He sued seeking in excess of $150,000 in damages from Wiz.
Wiz responded to the lawsuit, stating he will vigorously dispute the alleged airport meeting or that anyone stole the man’s lyrics for his track. He denies copying anything from Bennet’s song and points out nobody can claim ownership of “most of us” being used in song lyrics. He is demanding the entire case be dismissed.
Watch Cymple Man’s “Most of Us” below.
Watch Wiz Khalifa’s “Most of Us” below.