Hip-Hop star Wyclef Jean is the subject of a copyright infringement lawsuit surrounding a song on his sixth album Carnival 2: Memoirs of an Immigrant.
Brooklyn rapper Blahz, born Martell Ellis, filed a lawsuit in Manhattan U.S. District Court accusing Wyclef of sampling his group Blahzay Blahzays 1995 hit single Danger without permission.
In addition to Wyclef, Sony BMG is named in the lawsuit, which seeks an undisclosed amount which sources claimed could be as high as $50 million dollars.
In related news, Wyclef will kick off the Carnival House Tour on January 14 in Providence, Rhode Island, in support of Carnival Vol. II.
The tour will hit 21 cities before winding down February 26 in Kitchener, Ontario. Representatives for Wyclef Jean were not available as of press time.
Tour dates for the Carnival House Tour are listed below:
14 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
16 - New York, NY - Nokia Theatre Times Square
17 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Tavern
18 - Washington, DC - Love
19 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
20 - Norfolk, VA - NorVa
22 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
23 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
25 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
27 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
29 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theater
30 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up
1 - Phoenix, AZ - Scottsdale
4 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
7 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
8 - West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
12 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
13 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
15 - San Francisco, CA - University of San Francisco
25 - Montreal, Quebec - Club Soda
26 - Kitchener, Ontario - Club Elements