Rapper Wiz Khalifa is being sued for $2.3 million over his hit Pittsburgh Steelers anthem “Black And Yellow.”
Allhiphop.com has uncovered the lawsuit, which claims that Khalifa, his producers and label stole the concept for the hit song, which has now reached triple platinum status, from Pittsburgh-based performer Max Warren’s copyrighted 2007 song “Pink and Yellow.”
Named in the copyright infringement lawsuit are Khalifa, whose real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz, production duo Stargate, EMI Music Publishing, Warner Music Group and others.
Max Warren, who raps under the name “Maxamillion” is seeking $2,375,000 in damages.
In response to the allegations against Khalifa, TMZ reports that a source close to Wiz revealed that not only has Wiz never heard the rapper’s alleged 2008 track, “Pink N Yellow,” he’s never even actually heard of Maximillion at all.
“Wiz has never heard of this guy … it’s just a plot that happens all the the time to rappers to get money,” the source said. “This is just some no-name rapper who wants to get paid.”
TMZ also spoke with Max’s attorney who told them Wiz should be well aware of who Max is, being that the two have spoken about a potential settlement, although Wiz’s people weren’t open to the deal.
Do you believe Warren’s claims that Khalifa stole Black and Yellow?
Check out both Maximillion’s Pink N Yellow and Wiz Khalifa’s Black and Yellow songs below:
Maxamillion – Pink N Yellow:
Wiz Khalifa – Black and Yellow: