Lil Wayne has reportedly been sued by a musical publishing company for using a Rolling Stones song without permission.
According to Reuters, Abkco Music Inc. claims that Lil Wayne sampled Rolling Stones’ song “Play With Fire” without permission and used it on his song Ã¢â‚¬Å“Play With FireÃ¢â‚¬Â which is featured on Tha Carter III.
Abkco owns the rights to the “Play With Fire”. They claim Lil WayneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s version of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Play With FireÃ¢â‚¬Â uses “explicit, sexist and offensive language” and causes the public to believe that their company and the Rolling Stones approved the rapperÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s version.
AbkcoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court yesterday (July 24) and seeks unspecified damages.
Lil WayneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s representatives could not be reached for comment.