Future & Mike Dean Respond To Reports They Claimed Copyright Infringement For Desiigner’s “Panda”
(AllHipHop News) From the moment Desiigner broke out with his #1 single “Panda,” observers began comparing the Brooklynite’s musical style to Future.
“Panda” producer Adnan “Menace” Khan recently reignited the Desiigner/Future conversation.
In an interview with DJ Booth, Menace claimed Future put in a copyright infringement claim because “Panda” reportedly sounded like the Atlanta hit maker’s song “F-ck Up Some Commas.”
Menace stated veteran producer/engineer Mike Dean put in a claim over the record as well.
A representative for Future told XXL the alleged infringement complaint was “not true.”
Dean, a close musical associate of Kanye West, also released a statement to the publication addressing the allegations.
“He should get facts straight before he speaks on my name. I let the claim go because I have better sh-t to do than fight with people over BS. Hope he enjoys the bread and appreciates what I did to help him make $$. That’s about it. Menace, put some respek on my name,” stated Dean.
Kanye sampled “Panda” for his The Life Of Pablo cut “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 2.”
According to Menace, he has yet to receive payment for his work being used on Ye’s album.
“I doubt Kanye’s paid anyone, to be honest,” said the 23-year-old British producer. “Kanye’s a funny one when it comes to paying people money.”
Last year, Menace revealed Desiigner only paid $200 for the “Panda” beat.
He has since signed a publishing deal with Tim Blacksmith’s Stellar Songs.