Juice WRLD’s estate has been slapped with a federal lawsuit by a songwriter who claims the late rapper ripped off his work.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, musician Danny Choi aka Ghost Loft is suing Juice WRLD’s mother Carmella Wallace, who is the head of his estate, songwriter Mitch Mula, along with Interscope and Universal Music Group.
The suit accuses the defendants of copyright infringement. Choi explains he is a songwriter, record producer and artist who lives in Los Angeles.
He claims to have created a son called So High. Choi says his track was sampled on JUICE WRLD’s song Scared of Love from his 2018 album Goodbye & Good Riddance.
The suit reads, “Defendant Juice WRLD and Mitch Mula are credited as the writers of “Scared of Love,” however, Juice WRLD and Mitch Mula admittedly used Plaintiff’s Work, a 16-bar instrumental hook taken from the opening measure of the sound recording of the Work, without Plaintiff’s permission, without which “Scared of Love” would not exist.”
After Juice WRLD’s album was reached, Choi says Mula reached out to him to apology. He claims they never intended to rip off his work. “As far as that record goes everything was done on my end as far as crediting you for the sample etc,” the songwriter reportedly told Choi.
After Juice WRLD’s album was reached, Choi says Mula reached out to him to apologize. He claims they never intended to rip off his work.
“As far as that record goes everything was done on my end as far as crediting you for the sample etc,” the songwriter reportedly told Choi.
In court documents, Choi says he wants unspecified damages for the harm caused to him. He wants an injunction to be granted prohibiting Juice WRLD’s estate from continuing to profit off his work.
Further, Choi wants the defendants to provide accounting for all “profits, income, receipts or other benefits derived by Defendants” from the song. He also wants a co-writing credit on the track.
Juice WRLD passed away on December 8, 2019.