Gary Frisby (aka G-Money) filed a lawsuit on Friday against Cole and Tiller, as well as Sony Music, Roc Nation and RCA Records.
G-Money claims he composed a song entitled “Shawty So Cold” in 2013, which he claims was ripped off by both J. Cole and Bryson Tiller in separate songs: “Exchange” by Tiller and “Déjà Vu” by Cole.
The producer claims his song and their songs have “the same kick pattern, snare pattern, FX swell and vocal strike. The substantial similarities between the three songs are of no coincidence.”
Tiller released his song in 2016 and Cole released his track the following year.
G-Money is suing for $150,000 per infringement, plus an injunction against them from continuing to profit off his work.