Curren$y Objects To R. Kelly Wanting 100% Publishing For Using Elements Of His Song (VIDEO)


(AllHipHop News) On Curren$y’s latest album Canal Street Confidential, the New Orleans rhymer teams up with R&B singer Lloyd for the track “How High.” The song was set to include an interpolation from R. Kelly’s single “Did You Ever Think” featuring Nas.

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Artists typically want compensation when another performer uses elements of their song, but Curren$y told DJ Smallz that Kelly wanted all of the publishing royalties from “How High.”

“This is rap where sh*t like that is understood as a nod like, ‘That was a dope record.’ I really thought that was going to be fine,” explained Curren$y. “R. Kelly wanted 100% of the song. Everything! Like he wrote the verses and everything.”

He added, “Why would you want 100% of mine? When the part that I’m using is the part I’m pretty sure [the song’s producers] The Trackmasters wrote.”

According to Spitta, Lloyd saved the day by sending the record back with his own interpretation of the hook.

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Watch Curren$y’s interview below.