Tyga Slammed With Lawsuit For Song Theft
The international rapper, Tyga has been slammed with a lawsuit for allegedly ripping off another rapper for his song, “Swap Meet.”
The suit is from rapper and songwriter, Pretty Maw who alleges in her suit that Tyga stole portions of her song, “17th,” and used them without paying up.
According to her claims, she and Tyga had a deal in which he would pay her “a fixed monetary amount” for his use of her song, along with royalties from “Swap Meet,” which was released in September 2018.
Asides just ripping from the song, she also says that Tyga induced her into allowing him to use her image and likeness for his song. It is noteworthy she makes an appearance at the end of the music video that has garnered over seven million views on YouTube since its release.
Although she does not list the similarities between her song and his, she says “Swap Meet heavily samples” her work.
In her suit, she is asking for money and also requesting an order stopping Tyga from ripping her off.
This is not the first time Tyga is getting sued as last year, he had a few lawsuits to deal with including one for allegedly bailing on a gig in Dubai, and another for allegedly not paying rent.
Listen to the two songs below and decide for yourself.
Here is Tyga’s “Swap Meet”
Below is Maw’s “17th”