What goes around comes around, Justin Timberlake. The man who once graced the red carpet in full matching denim outfit with former love Britbrit is being sued by Cirque du Soleil, the Canadian entertainment company and theatrical producer.
According to the suit they filed on March 31 in New York federal court, Cirque du Soleil are seeking $800,000 in damages for sampling a part of their song "Steel Dream," featured on their 1997 album Quidam. They claim Justin Timberlake used the sample without authorization in his song "Don't Hold The Wall," from his 20/20 Experience album, and suing co-writers Timbaland, J-Roc, and James Fauntleroy alongside Sony Entertainment, Universal Music, and WB Music Corp.
See for yourself if you can spot the recurring tune:
Seems like it's not the first time Timberlake has been sampling other artists and facing lawsuits in the process: earlier this year, the band Sly, Slick and Wicked filed a claim against Timberlake for their song "Sho' Nuff," which had allegedly been ripped in "Suit & Tie." Perry Kibble also claimed that the JT/Will.I.Am collaboration "Damn Girl" used a sample from "A New Day Is Here At Last."
Time for a little sampling rehab, JT?
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