Lil Nas X and Cardi B are facing a lawsuit over their “Rodeo” record.
According to TMZ, record producer Brandon Lee claims to have written a song called “gwenXdonlee4-142,” which was reportedly incorporated into a song called “Broad Day.” Following the release of “Broad Day,” Lee said that Cardi and Lil Nas released “Rodeo.” The producer claims in his lawsuit that both records were built on a 4-measure phrase outlining the chord progression E, F, G, F, E. He also claims that the tempo is the same, and that both songs use guitar and wind instruments. Lee added that the drum beats are the same and the chord progression is similar, among other things.
The lawsuit does not indicate how Cardi B or Lil Nas X gained access to Lee’s record. However, Lee did mention in the lawsuit that “Broad Day” was widely distributed throughout the hip hop scene, specifically in Atlanta.
Lee has included Sony Music Entertainment and Columbia Records in the lawsuit. He is suing Cardi’s former manager, Klenord Raphael, as well.
Speaking of music, Cardi has announced the title of her sophomore album. During a recent Instagram Live session, Cardi opened up about the follow-up to her debut, Invasion of Privacy. “I think I’m going to name my album Tiger Woods,” Bardi said. “I think I’m going to call it Tiger Woods because, remember when everybody was talking s—t on Tiger Woods, like ‘Oh blah blah, blah blah this, blah blah that,’ and then he f—king came and won that green jacket? That’s what I’m going to name my album.”
Cardi went on to reassure fans that things are working out well for her next album. “Everything is going good. I’m working on my album, I already have two songs,” she said. “I actually have three but I’m not sure about one of them. I’m working on it.”