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.