An R&B singer in Dallas, Texas has filed a lawsuit against Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment, claiming Boyz N Da Hood stole one of his songs.
Troy Hicks, who performs under the name “Rhythum,” claims to perform a style of music he labeled “street R&B.”
He alleges that the group lifted his 2007 track “Private Dancer” from his album Tha Truth, released by independent label Real Life Entertainment.
The lawsuit accuses the group of stealing “Private Dancer” for their track “Table Dance,” which features superstar rapper/producer T-Pain.
The track was the second single off of the group’s album Back Up In Da Chevy, which hit stores in 2007.
Also named in the lawsuit is Atlantic Recording Corp., Block Entertainment, and Boyz N Da Hood. Hicks seeks an unspecified amount of damages.