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Wyclef Accused Of Copyright Infringement

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Hip-Hop star Wyclef Jean is the subject of a copyright infringement lawsuit surrounding a song on his sixth album Carnival 2: Memoirs of an Immigrant.

 

Brooklyn rapper Blahz, born Martell Ellis, filed a lawsuit in Manhattan U.S. District Court accusing Wyclef of sampling his group Blahzay Blahzay’s 1995 hit single “Danger” without permission.

 

In addition to Wyclef, Sony BMG is named in the lawsuit, which seeks an undisclosed amount which sources claimed could be as high as $50 million dollars.

 

In related news, Wyclef will kick off the “Carnival House Tour” on January 14 in Providence, Rhode Island, in support of Carnival Vol. II.

 

The tour will hit 21 cities before winding down February 26 in Kitchener, Ontario. Representatives for Wyclef Jean were not available as of press time.

 

Tour dates for the Carnival House Tour are listed below:

January:

14 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s

16 – New York, NY – Nokia Theatre Times Square

 17 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Tavern

18 – Washington, DC – Love

19 – Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues

20 – Norfolk, VA – NorVa

22 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

23 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues

25 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

27 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

29 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theater

30 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up

February:

1 – Phoenix, AZ – Scottsdale

4 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues

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7 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues

8 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues

12 – Seattle, WA – Showbox

13 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom

15 – San Francisco, CA – University of San Francisco

25 – Montreal, Quebec – Club Soda

26 – Kitchener, Ontario – Club Elements

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