DJ Snake and Lil Jon are defendants in a new copyright lawsuit filed in a New York federal court last week (4th May).
The new lawsuit claims the pair’s track, titled ‘Turn Down for What’, violates the copyright of Freddie GZ.
The rapper released his track in March 2013, also called ‘Turn Down for What’, ahead of DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s track, which was released the following December.
Richard Busch, the lawyer that represented Marvin Gaye’s family in the ‘Blurred Lines’ case, brought the lawsuit forth, which seeks monetary damages and a permanent injunction.
The lawsuit reads, “The striking similarity between the Original Work and the Infringing Works... when paired together with the timeline of events cannot be a coincidence.”
You can listen to both versions of ‘Turn Down for What’ below.
Rob McCallum is DJ Mag’s deputy digital editor. Follow him on Twitter here.