Rapper Doug E. Fresh is allegedly suing the hit drama series Empire with a lawsuit over music copyright. It seems to me that Empire is getting sued from left to right since the show has been in existence. I believe due to the show’s success, people are coming out of the woodwork saying the show is using their music without their permission and maybe they may have wanted to be apart of the show and was turned down.
Doug E. Fresh and Rasheed Rahan Wonder reveals the details of the case:
“Publishing mogul and CEO of Wonderboy Entertainment, Rasheed Rahan Wonder has teamed up with Doug E. Fresh and songwriter Unique Mecca Hall to officially file a Multi-Million Dollar lawsuit against Fox’s top-rated show, “Empire”. The lawsuit contends that during season two of Empire, the show sampled the 1993 Doug E. Fresh hit song, “I-Ight” (Alright). The track was illegally sampled and used in the song “No Doubt About It,” which was performed on episode 3 by Pitbull and Jussie Smollett, as well as featured on Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 2 Volume 1. The song was produced for the show by Timbaland, who was recently replaced as the musical director of Empire after two seasons”.
Rasheed Rahan Wonder of Wonderboy Entertainment is representing song writer Unique Mecca Hall who was also a pioneer in the early days of rap as well as Dougie E. Fresh. In the lawsuit Unique Mecca Hall is currently serving a life sentence plus 20 years in prison for an 848 King Pin charge, whatever that means, doesn’t sound like murder though. Damn, that’s a whole lot of years in prison, he is looking at never being released. However, his years in prison have not been without purpose, allegedly he is being released from prison soon due to new evidence with his case. I’m sure this brother can breathe now with a release date coming soon. Also, Rasheed Rahan Wonder is in negotiations to produce a Unique Mecca Hall bio titled, “Paid In Full 2”. That is a movie I would love to see, I have watched, “Paid In Full,” so many times that I can watch it again and again. Looking forward to seeing, “Paid In Full 2.”
This may get ugly, if Empire is using songs or music without the artists permission, they are entitled to a piece of the pie. Doug E. Fresh has been around for years, I’m sure if Lee Daniels asked the mega superstar for use of music, I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t have a problem with it, especially if he was receiving the huge coins but its too late now, unless they settle out of court.
Lee Daniels has a hit on his hands, but so many people want to get at him and that’s only due to the show’s success. Sometimes this could be good and sometimes this could be bad, who wants to be associated with a show that has several lawsuits pending? But, with the many lawsuits, it could get people to watch the show to see why Empire is being hit with so many lawsuits that could increases the ratings. We pray it all works out, I would hate to see a great show like Empire end.
Black Panther’s Michael B Jordan & Lupita Nyongo
Black Panther the movie was great, an all black movie with all black characters was amazing too see. The actors and actresses really stepped up and did their thing. I was thoroughly impressed with this movie as well as the entire cast.
The movie is definitely breaking all box offices all over the world and other countries as well, we shouldn’t have expected any less but what’s more juicier than the movie? Its the tea behind the scenes that has the fans, viewers, staff and other celebrities talking about the chemistry between Michael B Jordan and Lupita Nyongo.
Talented and handsome Michael B. Jordan and the beautiful Lupita Nyong’o may be allegedly creeping on the low low and if they are, please reveal yourselves, we love to see another beautiful black couple making waves in the movie industry together. Both are talented actors and actresses, they are lovely too look at together, we see a match made in heaven.
The two have have actually been doing some devilish flirting on social media and keeping close to each other while making public appearances. The way they look at each other is not from one cast mate to another, its like I want you now from the both of them. It’s so cute though and you know we are suckers for love.
The flirting began on Monday when Lupita shared a video of her storming into Michael’s dressing room at The View and wanting him to do a push up. According to reliable sources close to the actress this wasn’t the first time she had shared a video of Michael, the two made a bet on the set of the Black Panther, and Lupita won the bet, her prize was to command Michael to perform ‘on call pushups’ anytime she wanted. Well, he does work out, look at his biceps, she should have thought of a different type of exercise but it’s still cute.
Monday Michael replied to her video with a now deleted tweet that read: ‘Bring them chocolate cakes back. You ready for round 2?’
Lupita then replied: ‘No dessert until you come correct, @michaelb4jordan! ‘#youknowyouwantthis #youaintready.’
Let’s get it on ya’ll!! They would make a delicious couple, hopefully something does come out of them making the movie a success as well as a romance. Black Panther was phenomenal.
Cardi B At The Grammy’s
Break out reality star Cardi B is ready for the Grammy’s!! Whatever, she puts her hands on, its a hit, she’s got the magic touch and this is her year!
The former stripper and reality star was asked what was she most looking forward to at the Grammy’s? Cardi answered, “Me, hopefully winning an award. Like what else? Like that’s all I think about to be honest.” Sounds just like a Cardi B answer to me, she holds nothing back, we love her no nonsense style, her craziness and her ability to just be real. She is also excited for her man’s group Migo’s who are also nominated.
Cardi B and Bruno Mars are expected to perform there breakout song, “Finesse,” tonight on the Grammy’s! I so love this song, it takes you back to the 90’s on the “In Living Color,” stage with her and Bruno Mars. What I love most about this song, Cardi is having so much fun, the smile on her face says it all and the connection she has with Bruno in this song is amazing, they both deserve to win!!
Check out the video below: