Rapper Juice Wrld has been slapped with a massive lawsuit by the pop rock band Yellowcard.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Yellow band members Ryan Key, Peter Mosley, Longineu Parson and Sean Wellman-Mackin are suing Juice Wrld (real name: Jared Higgins), Taz Taylor and Interscope Records.
The suit says Yellowcard wrote and recorded a song “Holly Wood Died”, which was released in January, 2006.
They accuse the rapper of using a sample of “Holly Wood Died”, along with Sting’s “Shape of my Heart”, for his song “Lucid Dreams”. Yellowcard says the rapper licensed Sting’s song but decided “to willfully infringe the Original Work.”
Juice Wrld released his track on SoundCloud on June 15, 2017. The song would later be officially released by his debut album “Goodbye & Good Riddance”.