The News Boys Vs The New Boyz

EXCLUSIVE: Legal War Breaks Out Between Newsboys and New Boyz Over Name

(AllHipHop News) The New Boyz are at the center of a legal battle over the name of their group.

Gospel group The News Boys filed a federal lawsuit against the group on July 6, in District Court of Middle Tennessee, Nashville division.

The lawsuit, which was filed by The News Boys and Wesley Campbell, claims that fans are confusing the gospel group with the Hip-Hop group.

Wesley Campbell, who own and manages The News Boys, said that he is invested millions of dollars and years of hard work to promote The News Boys, who have 28 #1 singles.

The gospel group, which was formed almost 26 years ago, has won numerous awards, including Best Christian Rock Band by Readers Choice.

Problems between the groups began into 2009, when Warner Music signed the rap group known as The New Boyz.

The lawsuit claims that “The New Boyz music is sexually charged and the lyrics are sexually explicit in content,” and that “the lead singer for The News Boys, Michael Tait and the members of the Warner Bros. group, The New Boyz are of the same ethnic and Hip-Hop origins.”

According to the complaint, there has already been several instances the fans confused the gospel group with the Hip-Hop group.

“Plaintiff has already documented several instances of actual confusion among its customers, prospective customers and other outside observers who mistakenly assume a connection between plaintiff and defendant and the respective music they offer.”

Check out a copy of the lawsuit below:

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  •  “the lead singer for The News Boys, Michael Tait and the members of the
    Warner Bros. group, The New Boyz are of the same ethnic and Hip-Hop
    origins.”

    Lol..

  • Celz

    Get smarter fans… People will confuse Lindsey Lohan with Lil Wayne.. It must be frustrating but anyone who thinks the New Boyz are a christian rock band really needs Jesus.

    • Jim Beam

      lmao

  • The News Boys. The New Boyz. So confusing.

  • OaklandOxymoron

    Frivolous… Not confusing at all.

  • OnlyFaDaReal

    Youtube Lil Neek/Spend the Night. If you are a true hiphop head you gon feel it.

  • rep87

    Neither one of these little boy Fad groups will last another 15mins and to waste time in court is time ticking off them 15mins  

    • churchboy2

      You call 26 years and 28 #1 singles a “little boy fad” that will only last “15 mins”? SMH

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  • olecktagon

    now people using God to hate. shame.

  • churchboy2

    It is only a matter of time before the rappers re-brand themselves to avoid a big $ loss.

  • why do the courts even hear this bullshit, WHEN U HAVE ALL THE MONEY, people will find anyway to scam and sue you out of it.