theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, the girl group Fifth Harmony is at the center of a legal battle, with two famed music producers accusing the band’s biggest hit “Worth It” of being a complete rip off of their 80’s track and now they are demanding a judge order an injunction from them continuing to profit illegally off their work.
Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy – known professional as Foster & McElroy – filed a Federal Lawsuit against Sony Music and the famed production team Stargate and its two members Tor Hermansen & Mikkel Eriksen.
Foster & McElroy explain they have produced hits for everyone including Madonna, Toni! Toni! Toni! and numerous other artists over the years.
Stargate’s discography includes producing hit tracks for Rihanna’s, Ne-Yo and Beyonce.
Foster & McElroy wrote a song entitled “Why You Treat Me So Bad” back in the late 80’s and it was even sampled in the song “I Got 5 on It”, which they were credited as co-authors.
The songwriting duo claim the Fifth Harmony hit song “Worth It” featuring rapper Kid Ink – which was released last year and has sold over 4.4 million unit along with being certified 3x platinum – is a carbon copy of their song.
The girl group’s song allegedly copies key, critical and distinctive elements of their song and even fans pointed it out upon the release of “Worth It”. They say they were never asked for permission or received a dime from sales.
The songwriter’s claim they sent off a cease and desist to the record labels and Stargate, demanding they stop profiting off their work illegally, but they blew off the legal threat and continue to sell the record.
Foster & McElroy are demanding Sony & Stargate be ordered to cease profiting off “Worth It” and a judgement awarding them all profits from the hit song.
Here’s Fifth Harmony’s ‘Worth It’ featuring Kid Ink.
Here’s Club Nouveau’s ‘Why You Treat Me So Bad’, written by Foster & McElroy.