Frank Ocean at Oya festival 2012

Frank Ocean Sued For Sampling Mary J. Blige Song

(AllHipHop News) The bridge and outro of Frank Ocean’s song “Rich Kids” from his debut album channel ORANGE may have landed the young singer into some copyright trouble. Ocean is being accused by TufAmerica of illegally sampling Mary J Blige’s 1992 hit “Real Love” for his song “Rich Kids”.

TufAmerica is suing Ocean’s record label, Def Jam’s parent lable, Universal Music Group and Vivendi over the alleged copyright infringement, however claim to own less than 4% of the copyright on Blige’s “Real Love”.

This is not the first time in the last 3 months that TufAmerica has targeted a Hip Hop artist with copyright infringement claims. Back in November of last year, the lawsuit-happy record label sued Jay Z, Roc-A-Fella Records and Atlantic Records over Jay Z’s “Run This Town” song allegedly sampling Eddie Bo’s 1969 song “Hook & Sling” illegally.

Frank Ocean is set to perform at this year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival in George, Washington with Outkast, Kid Cudi, Chance the Rapper and more.

  • Black Jay

    I guess this dude’s about to learn the 411 now…..

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  • MrNoName2K

    Aye it is what it is. Niggas be sampling these songs and thinking that the streets and insiders arent listening. lol its a new day, times are hard and niggas is out for that paper. Take that L Frankie O

  • Flight_91

    he didn’t sample the song..He just sang “Real love..I’m searching for A real love”..kinda like when rappers uses other rappers lines in their verses..doesn’t mean their sampling their songs tho..

  • ItGoesDownINtheDM

    i thought all of mjb songs were remakes especially them older joints ??

    • Jayson C Williams

      That’s why UMG only owns 4% because it’s not original

  • Havoc Wreaka III

    And his career is officially over….

  • GQ

    That pic makes the slick comments too easy…

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  • Taylor Mallory

    You guys have have the WRONG song. IT’s Mary J. Blige’s “Deep Inside” off her Mary album that sounds like Rich Kids…and they are probably going to win. It sounds the EXACT same.

    • Flight_91

      and Mary’s people sampled it from Elton John…So how they gone sue him for A song they sampled from somebody else?..If he payed Royalities to Elton John and his people then they won’t have to give Mary’s camp nothing

  • C. Black

    I don’t get it, if you use a sample……..clear it first. Am I missing something here?

  • cromthelaughinggod7

    That pic was probably the same face he made when his boyfriend tore that booty hole up! hahah

  • brotha_man

    diddy bouts to get paid

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