(AllHipHop News) Rap star Ice Cube’s commentary on the opioid epidemic sweeping America has ended with him being sued.
A large portion of the song and video features a sample and video clip of an incoherent woman rambling about Jesus Christ.
According to ViralHog, they own the clip in question which is titled delusional woman claims she’s Jesus Christ.
The original video was shot by a guy named Justin Alexander, who filmed the woman rambling when he stopped to buy a cup of coffee.
ViralHog claims they obtained the license to the video, copyrighted it and distributed the clip around the internet.
ViralHog claims Ice Cube stole the footage and the audio for “On Them Pills,” and illegally used :38 seconds of the Jesus clip in question.
Viralhog argues that the :38 seconds Ice Cube used on his 3 minute and 58-second song actually compromises a whopping 37% of the entire video.
The Montana based company says Ice Cube has been selling physical copies of Everythang’s Corrupt as well as streaming it and performing “On Them Pills” on tour, and they want him to pay up.
According to ViralHog, “the videos marketability has been substantially impaired by on them pills,” since most fans now associate the clip with Ice Cube’s song.
ViralHog claims they were cheated out of revenue in international recognition the video clip would have received from being associated with a famous rapper like Ice Cube.
In addition to suing Ice Cube, ViralHog is going after his production company Lench Mob Productions, as well as producer Sparks The Trackman and Interscope.
Ironically, the lawsuit comes just as the first case against big pharma wrapped up.