Lil Nas X faces lawsuit for allegedly ripping off ''Carry On'' song
The company is asking for $25 million.
Lil Nas X might be facing some trouble. Today (July 25), the 20-year-old rapper was reportedly hit with a lawsuit for allegedly ripping off a track entitled “Carry On.”
Back in 1982, Bobby Caldwell released his song “Carry On.” The Music Force, a music company, has issued a lawsuit to both Lil Nas X and Sony. As per the lawsuit, the “Old Town Road” rapper posted a track on YouTube, Spotify and Soundcloud that used parts of “Carry On” without Caldwell’s permission. Earlier this month, the track hit nearly 4 million views on YouTube. The music company states that Lil Nas was “motivated by greed and malicious intent.”
Since Sony signed Lil Nas X to a record deal, the company faces the lawsuit as well. The Music Force is asking for $25 million and claims that Lil Nas X has destroyed the value of Caldwell’s song. Lil Nas X has yet to comment on the situation at hand.
Despite the news of the lawsuit, Lil Nas X’s career continues to soar. Earlier this week, he racked up several nominations for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. Lil Nas X’s eight nominations include Video of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Collaboration, Best Hip-Hop, Best Direction, Best Editing and Best Art Direction. Currently, his single “Old Town Road” ties the record for most weeks at No. 1.
After hearing the news of his nominations, Lil Nas X urged his fans to vote him. “VOTE FOR US! THANK U MTV!” he wrote on Instagram with a hilarious photo of him next to a horse.
Last month, it was revealed that Lil Nas X is a part of the lineup for the second annual Adult Swim Festival. He will be joined by other notable acts including Young Thug, Tierra Whack, Scarface, Willie D of the Geto Boys, CupCakKe, Freddie Gibbs and more. The yearly event will take place at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles during mid-November.