Lil Kim V. Tanya Stephens

Looks like Lil’ Kim will be back in a courtroom soon due to a lawsuit filed against her by reggae artist Tanya Stephens, who claims the rapper illegally borrowed her music and lyrics for a track on her latest album, “The Naked Truth.”

Kim’s entertainment attorney L. Londell McMillan was quick to release a statement addressing the lawsuit, which claims that Stephens’ track “Mi and Mi God” was swiped by the Brooklyn MC for her song “Durty.” Alleging the lyrics are nearly identical to her 1997 track, Stephens seeks all past and future royalties in connection with the song, and asks for ownership of the material as well, reports the New York Post.

"The lawsuit against Atlantic Records and Lil Kim is the result of Royalty Networks Inc's failed attempts to extract unreasonable sums and percentages of Lil Kim's new song for an interpolated use of a song which happens all the time in Hip Hop,” McMillan responded in a statement. “There are no damages to Tanya Stephens, they never objected until after their efforts failed, and Kim was and remains willing to be fair.


Shaggy goes gaga over India

[Reggae] star Shaggy loves India because the love and affection present in the country reminds him a lot of his own country Jamaica.
The Hey Sexy Lady singer said that his native country Jamaica had a lot in common with India.
The two countries had similar warmth andaffection of the audience and they also shared similar problems, according to him.
"I'm from a country like India. Jamaica has similar problems and similar joys and warmth. I sense that warmth in India, that affection and love from the audience," Femalefirst quoted him, as saying.
However, Shaggy, who looks forward to being part of the Bollywood scene, also revealed that as long as piracy was rampant in India, artistes would always shy away from considering the country a major market for music.
"Unless the piracy stops it is difficult to consider India a major market for music. How can any artist think of good sales if everything just gets illegally copied?" he said.