Khalifa sued over Black And Yellow
Published 05/01/2012 | 21:27
A Pittsburgh rapper is suing hip hop star Wiz Khalifa for 2.3 million US dollars (£1.5 million) over allegations that he stole the hit song Black And Yellow.
Max Warren, who performs under the stage name Maxamillion, says Khalifa's chart-topper was lifted from his own song, Pink N Yellow.
Warren says he copyrighted Pink N Yellow in 2008 and Khalifa copyrighted Black And Yellow in 2011.
The copyright infringement lawsuit was filed in federal court in Philadelphia and seeks at least 2.3 million in damages.
It names Khalifa, whose real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz, two other songwriters and several record companies and music publishers.
Warren's lawyer declined to comment on Thursday and a spokesman for Khalifa at Atlantic Records was unavailable.