Lil Duval Accused Of Stealing His Hit Song “Smile (Living My Best Life)”, Denies Claims
Comedian Lil Duval has been living his best life since the 2018 release of his song, “Smile (Living My Best Life)” featuring Snoop Dogg. But, two of his songwriter/producer friends say Lil Duval ran off with the funds after all three of them worked on the song together. According to Bossip, Darwin Quinn and Mitchelle’l Sium filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Lil Duval (real name, Roland Powell) on June 19th. Court docs allege that all three men were at Darwin’s Atlanta home when they turned a round of jokes into the song, “Smile.”
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FYI snoop will win tonight unanimously! Yes DMX is a legend but he don’t stand a chance. his only chance is praying before every song he drop. ???? You don’t even realize how many snoops hits u know by heart til they drop. Nobody catalog bigger. He’s our biggest living hip hop legend. #verzuz
The original track drummed up by the songwriting duo was a song called, “Back and Forth.” However, Lil Duval’s former friends say the comedian worked with another producer behind their backs, re-recording the song that later became a number one song on the US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts. Darwin Quinn and Mitchelle’l Sium claim they were not only never credited for writing the song, but they never received a penny earned from it.
Lil Duval has responded in court, requesting that the suit be dismissed. Meanwhile, he’s also being sued by a woman claiming to have a 12-year-old daughter with the comedian that he’s never financially supported.
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