Rick Ross, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z 'Hijacked' Gospel Song, Singers Say

Law360, Los Angeles (February 06, 2013, 11:15 PM ET) -- Two gospel singers on Wednesday accused rap giants Rick Ross, Dr. Dre and Jay-Z, as well as Universal Music Publishing Group and Island Def Jam Music Group, of infringing their copyright by recycling their religious lyrics into a vulgar version in the rappers' song "3 Kings."

Gospel singers Clara Shepherd Warrick and Jimmy Lee Weary claim the rappers intentionally misappropriated material from their 1976 song "I'm So Grateful" on the album "God Save The Children" and used it on Ross' album "God Forgives — I Don't,"...
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Case Title

WARRICK et al v. ROBERTS et al


Case Number

1:13-cv-00987

Court

Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

820(Copyright)

Judge

Honorable Milton I. Shadur

Date Filed

February 5, 2013