Kendrick Lamar’s Top Dawg Label Loses a Copyright Infringement Case.

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This is chump change for Kendrick and his label…

Back in 2015, Canadian rapper Jonathan Emile took Top Dawg Entertainment to small claims court, after the label submitted a false copyright infringement claim.

Here’s an update on the situation.

Last month, the court ruled in Emile’s favor, awarding him $8,600  plus five percent interest, his manager told Billboard.

We paid Kendrick Lamar for a feature, and once we paid them, they basically stopped communicating with us altogether,” he said. Aside from having the song taken down, Emile said he also had to “to clear [his] name” because “a lot of folks really did think that the [Kendrick] verse was stolen.

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