Lil Uzi Vert gets SUED over the sample in his Strawberry Peels song

Lil Uzi Vert gets SUED over the sample in his Strawberry Peels song with Young Thug and Gunna… claiming it originated in a track 30 years earlier

One of the bonus tracks Lil Uzi Vert included in Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World 2, the deluxe edition of his 2020 album Eternal Atake, has lead to a new lawsuit.

The 27-year-old rapper (born Symere Bysil Woods, who uses they/them pronouns) was sued by Sun City Publishing, according to TMZ.

The sample was allegedly pilfered from a 1995 song called Dim Da Lights by a Memphis based musician known as Blackout.

Sued: One of the bonus tracks Lil Uzi Vert included in Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World 2, the deluxe edition of his 2020 album Eternal Atake, has lead to a new lawsuit

Sued: One of the bonus tracks Lil Uzi Vert included in Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World 2, the deluxe edition of his 2020 album Eternal Atake, has lead to a new lawsuit

The lawsuit alleges that Sun City Publishing never received permission from Lil Uzi Vert to use the Dim Da Lights samples for the Strawberry Peels song.

The company claims the song has amassed at least $1 million in sales – claiming the song has raked in 39 million Spotify streams and more than 4 million plays on YouTube – and they are seeking that amount in damages.

Daily Mail has reached out to Lil Uzi Vert’s reps for comment, and have not heard back at this time. 

Sample: The lawsuit alleges that Sun City Publishing never received permission from Lil Uzi Vert to use the Dim Da Lights samples for the Strawberry Peels song

Sample: The lawsuit alleges that Sun City Publishing never received permission from Lil Uzi Vert to use the Dim Da Lights samples for the Strawberry Peels song

The lawsuit names Lil Uzi Vert, collaborators Young Thung and Gunna, the song’s producer Wheezy and record labels Atlantic and Generation Now as plaintiffs. 

None of the rappers have commented publicly about the lawsuit at this time. 

The 2020 album did feature a number of credited samples, including Celebration Station featuring a sample from Ariana Grande’s Raindrops (An Angel Cried).

Producer: The lawsuit names Lil Uzi Vert, collaborators Young Thung and Gunna, the song's producer Wheezy(above) and record labels Atlantic and Generation Now as plaintiffs

Producer: The lawsuit names Lil Uzi Vert, collaborators Young Thung and Gunna, the song’s producer Wheezy(above) and record labels Atlantic and Generation Now as plaintiffs

No comment: None of the rappers have commented publicly about the lawsuit at this time

No comment: None of the rappers have commented publicly about the lawsuit at this time

The track Prices from the album features a sample of Travis Scott’s Way Back and Fustal Shuffle 2020 features samples from Canadian musician Narduwar and a live version of Tyler, the Creator’s Boredom.

The song That Way even features a sample from The Backstreet Boys classic I Want It That Way.

Lil Uzi Vert made headlines last year when he copped a plea deal in an assault case involving ex-girlfriend Saint Jhn. 

Headlines: Lil Uzi Vert made headlines last year when he copped a plea deal in an assault case involving ex-girlfriend Saint Jhn

Headlines: Lil Uzi Vert made headlines last year when he copped a plea deal in an assault case involving ex-girlfriend Saint Jhn

They pleaded no contest to pleaded no contest to one count of felony assault with a firearm and one count of misdemeanor injury to a girlfriend.

Vert was sentenced to three years of formal probation, one year of treatment for mental health and substance abuse and 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling. 

He was also ordered to pay restitution to the victim and a 10-year criminal protective order has also been placed.

No contest: They pleaded no contest to pleaded no contest to one count of felony assault with a firearm and one count of misdemeanor injury to a girlfriend

No contest: They pleaded no contest to pleaded no contest to one count of felony assault with a firearm and one count of misdemeanor injury to a girlfriend

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