Lil Kim V. Tanya Stephens

Looks like Lil’ Kim will be back in a courtroom soon due to a lawsuit filed against her by reggae artist Tanya Stephens, who claims the rapper illegally borrowed her music and lyrics for a track on her latest album, “The Naked Truth.”

Kim’s entertainment attorney L. Londell McMillan was quick to release a statement addressing the lawsuit, which claims that Stephens’ track “Mi and Mi God” was swiped by the Brooklyn MC for her song “Durty.” Alleging the lyrics are nearly identical to her 1997 track, Stephens seeks all past and future royalties in connection with the song, and asks for ownership of the material as well, reports the New York Post.

"The lawsuit against Atlantic Records and Lil Kim is the result of Royalty Networks Inc's failed attempts to extract unreasonable sums and percentages of Lil Kim's new song for an interpolated use of a song which happens all the time in Hip Hop,” McMillan responded in a statement. “There are no damages to Tanya Stephens, they never objected until after their efforts failed, and Kim was and remains willing to be fair.


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