Juice WRLD Faces $15 Million Copyright Lawsuit Over "Lucid Dreams"
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
(AllHipHop News) Jarad "Juice Wrld" Higgins and Interscope Records were named as defendants in a lawsuit filed by the now-defunct, pop-punk band Yellowcard. According to the suit, Yellowcard claims Higgins stole the group's intellectual property.
The plaintiffs insist Juice WRLD's smash hit "Lucid Dreams" uses “melodic elements” of their song “Holly Wood Died” without permission. Yellowcard members are seeking $15 million in damages for recording revenues, royalties, and co-ownership of the song as well as proceeds from concert tours and other public appearances.
Yellowcard is also suing “Lucid Dreams” co-writer Taz Taylor, producer Nicholas Mira, publisher BMG Rights Management, and record label Grade A Productions. There have been reports that 17-time Grammy winner Sting owns 85% of “Lucid Dreams" because the Juice WRLD's record interpolates "Shape of My Heart."
The Goodbye & God Riddance track peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has been certified 5x-Platinum by the RIAA. The music video for “Lucid Dreams” amassed more than 381 million views on YouTube.