French Montana soon might be dragged to the courtroom. A rapper has accused the Moroccan-American artist of stealing his lyrics. He demands Montana settle the issue or else he will deal with him in court.
Apparently, rapper Turk had told his attorney to send a demand letter to French Montana’s lawyer. The letter alleges that Montana has stolen some of Turk’s lyrics for his track titled Handstand which was released in 2021.
Here is everything you need to know.
French Montana was accused of stealing the lyrics of the 2021 song Handstand
TMZ reported that as per the demand letter Turk claims that rapper French Montana ripped the lyrics from his band’s song without permission.
Tab Virgil Junior aka Turk is a member of a group called The Hot Boys. He alleges that Montana lifted the words from their hit track called ‘I Need A Hot Girl’ which was released back in 1999.
In the letter of demand, Turk has also mentioned that the music video of Montana’s track Handstand, which includes the stolen lyrics, has already been viewed more than 17 million times by the users on YouTube.
For the unversed, The Hot Boys were a hip hop band formed in the 90s. The group included members such as Lil Wayne, B.G., Juvenile, as well as Turk.
Hot Boys’ single ‘I Need A Hot Girl’ was a massive hit for the hip hop group. The track even managed to earn a position in Billboard’s Hot 100.
French Montana’s track Handstand features artists such as Doja Cat as well as Saweetie.
The lyrics of the track go as, ‘ I need a project b****, a hood rat b****. One don’t give a f*** and say she took that d***.’
These are the lyrics Turk claims that he had written and performed in the Hot Boys’ throwback record.
Regardless, a source has come forward to reveal that Montana purchased the beat of his song. The person added that everything was clear when the rapper bought the hook.
It is further mentioned that the claim against Montana is all a major misunderstanding.
It is reported that Montana’s team members are working to solve the situation as soon as possible.
Turk’s attorney, Paul M. Aloise Jr. of the law firm Brooks LeBoeuf, had also said that they are willing to settle the issue without going to the courtroom.
Nevertheless, we are hoping that everything will be resolved soon enough.