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Pharrell and Robin Thicke Must Pay Marvin Gaye’s Family $5 Million Over ‘Blurred Lines

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Earlier this year, A federal appeals court on Wednesday let stand a $5.3 million judgment against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for allegedly copying a Marvin Gaye song to create their 2013 smash hit “Blurred Lines.” 

Circuit Judge Milan Smith said the jury verdict in favor of Gaye’s family and against Thicke and Williams could stand because there was “not an absolute absence of evidence” of similarity between the two songs.

The court also restored the jury’s finding that Clifford Harris, a rapper known as T.I. who contributed a verse to “Blurred Lines,” should not be liable for infringement, saying the trial judge erred in overturning that verdict.

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The artists behind the 2013 mega hit “Blurred Lines,” must pay the family of the late Marvin Gaye $5 million, multiple outlets report.

The pair was sued for copyright infringement because of the song’s similarities to Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” from 1977, CNN reports. In 2015, a judge ruled Williams, 45, and Thicke, 41, owed Gaye’s estate $7 million, but after they appealed, the judgment — from U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt in California on Monday — was reduced to $4,983,766.85, Billboard reports.

Thicke, Williams and Williams’ publishing company owe $2.9 million combined, plus an additional $1.7 million from Thicke and some $357,631 from Williams and his company. Gaye’s family will also earn 50 percent of “Blurred Lines” royalties in the future.


Cardi B Gets Date for Deposition in $15 Million Lawsuit with Ex-Manager

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Back in September, Cardi B’s ex-manager demands her $15 Million Lawsuit against him be dismissed. Click Here if you missed that.

Cardi B has been ordered to sit in for her deposition this coming March for her legal battle with her ex-manager, Shaft.

According to docs obtained by TMZ, Cardi has been ordered to sit for a deposition on March 12. She’ll be testifying about her legal battle with her ex-manager, Shaft. As we told you, he sued her in April, claiming he made her the star she is … only to see her cut him off, financially. Shaft sued her for $10 million.

Cardi didn’t take it quietly, and fired back with a countersuit for $15 mil … and claimed Shaft overstepped the bounds of a manager. In docs, she said he tried to control every aspect of her professional life, and also her relationship with Offset.  

The court had agreed to delay her deposition back when she was pregnant, but now all bets are off.

BTW, there’s a good chance Offset will be deposed for the case as well. No date set for him yet, but we know it would be sometime before April 2.

Queen Naija Tries to Call Out John P. Kee

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Former Youtuber Queen Naija calls Rev. John P. Kee ‘fake church folk’ after he points out the similarities between his 2012 hit Gospel single Life and Favor and her break-out single Karma.. Click Here if you missed that.

The controversy has been bubbling under for months and came to a head this week after Queen finally addressed the claims.

Birdman Shut Down in Plea for Return of Lil Wayne Platinum Records

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Last month it was reportedBirdman sued to get back personal belongings left inside the house….

The music mogul  said the property includes old stereo engineering equipment, a pool table, over 70 pairs of shoes, one box of sweatpants, one box of baby pants and 14 sweaters.
He is also seeking the return of his music awards, including BET Award, MTV Award, and multiple BMI awards Birdman also wants the record plaques of Drake, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne handed back to him.

This week Birdman was denied by a judge in his attempt to get back his Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne records that have been locked up in a storage unit ever since the music mogul was hit with a $12 million foreclosure lawsuit.

According to the Blast reports, On December 5, a judge denied the rapper’s motion for return of personal property. The court heard arguments from both sides and sided against the Cash Money founder.

The judge granted their motion and appointed a receiver in the court to take possession of Birdman’s home. The appointed person took the home from Birdman and handled the property, including all repairs and upkeep.

Judge Reportedly Denies Motion to Dismiss Russell Simmons Rape Lawsuit

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Back in December the music mogul asked an LA court to toss a suit brought against him by a a Jane Doe who claimed that he raped her in 1988.

Russell Simmons will have to face his rape accuser in court, according to the Blast.

On December 5, a Los Angeles judge ordered the lawsuit accusing Simmons of rape can continue on, despite the mogul’s attempts to have the case dismissed.

The judge has ordered Simmons to answer the allegations in the complaint within 20 days.

The order notes that Simmons’ argument that his accuser did not give a specific date of the alleged incident is irrelevant since “the elements of the three claims (forcible rape, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress) do not require a date of the incident.”

A hearing has been set for next month.

‘RHOA’ Shamari Devoe And Ronnie Devoe, Owe $366K In Back Taxes To The IRS

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Shamari Devoe and Ronnie Devoe reportedly owe the $366K in back taxes to the IRS.

According to Radar Online reports, The newest cast member to get a peach showed off the lavish birthday party she and Ronnie Devoe, of New Edition fame, threw for the 1-year-old twins, including spending almost $1,000 on two cakes on the latest episode of RHOA.

According to a document obtained by Radar from the Federal Tax Lien Department of the Treasury – Internal Revenue Service Notice – a Federal Tax LienOpens a New Window. was assessed for Ronnie on November 25, 2013 in the amount of $366,786.38.