Lil Nas X and his record label Sony Music are going to court for allegedly sampling the song “Carry On” without permission.
In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, the plaintiff, The Music Force, claims Lil Nas X knowingly appropriated parts of the 1992 Bobby Caldwell track without consent or approval.
The complaint also alleges that the Lil Nas X and producer Beats were “motivated by greed and malicious intent.” (that seems a little harsh tbh because I don't think either anticipated the magnitude of Lil Nas X and Old Town Road)
The music video for the song, also titled “Carry On,” was posted to YouTube where it had almost 4 million views. Here's the thing though, that version has since been removed from the streaming video platform, but The Music Force estimates there to be over 85 new illegal versions on YouTube using the alleged infringed version of the song.
Lil Nas X also distributed his version of the song via SoundCloud and other streaming platforms.
Do you hear theft in the videos below or nah?