A Hip-Hop production company filed a $2 million lawsuit against singer Mary J. Blige and producer Theron Neef-U Feemster, over the track Work That from the R&B stars Growing Pains album.
Dream Family Entertainment filed the lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court on Tuesday (August 5), claiming that Feemster created the music while he was still under contact to Dream Family.
According to The New York Daily News, Dream Family Inc. alleges that they never granted Feemster or Bliges label Geffen permission to release the song, which was also featured in a popular commercial for Apples iPod and the iTunes store.
Growing Pains, which is Bliges eighth album, debuted at #2 on Billboards Top 200 chart and #1 on the R&B Hip-Hop charts.
In related news, Blige is up against Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and Flo Ride for Best Hip-Hop Video for her single Just Fine during the MTV Video Music Awards, which air September 7.
Neef-U has also worked with Memphis, Tennessee rapper Young Buck.