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Wiz Khalifa is being sued for alleged copyright infringement

Wiz Khalifa's song "Most Of Us" is coming under fire from an artist titled Cymple Man who says he gave Khalifa a demo of a similar song at an airport.


Emily Treadgold


Wiz Khalifa is facing some legal problems as his song "Most of Us" from his 2016 album Khalifa is coming under fire from Georgia rapper Cymple Man whose real name is Dustin Bennett. He's claiming Khalifa copied his song which has the same name. In the complaint, Bennett states that they met in 2013 at Salt Lake City International Airport and Bennett gave Khalifa two copies of his album with the song on it.

Khalifas use of the words 'most of us' in that manner is not a common usage or ubiquitous in the structure of other musical compositions, but rather, it is distinctively original to Bennetts work.


Pitchfork

The claim says it's used in specific reference to the song and not in a broad usage of the phrase. He is asking for unspecified damages from Khalifa. 

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