Mary J. Blige Sued For $2 Mil Over 'Work That'

A Hip-Hop production company filed a $2 million lawsuit against singer Mary J. Blige and producer Theron “Neef-U” Feemster, over the track “Work That” from the R&B star’s Growing Pains album.

Dream Family Entertainment filed the lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court on Tuesday (August 5), claiming that Feemster created the music while he was still under contact to Dream Family.

According to The New York Daily News, Dream Family Inc. alleges that they never granted Feemster or Blige’s label Geffen permission to release the song, which was also featured in a popular commercial for Apple’s iPod and the iTunes store.

Growing Pains, which is Blige’s eighth album, debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and #1 on the R&B Hip-Hop charts.

In related news, Blige is up against Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and Flo Ride for Best Hip-Hop Video for her single “Just Fine” during the MTV Video Music Awards, which air September 7.

Neef-U has also worked with Memphis, Tennessee rapper Young Buck.