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French Montana and Kodak Black Off the Hook in 'Lockjaw' Lawsuit

By TheBlast Staff

French Montana has reached a deal with a Moroccan music producer to drop a lawsuit accusing the rapper and others of stealing the beat for the hit song, "Lockjaw."

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, all parties have reached a deal to drop all claims and dismiss the case entirely. Each side will pay their own legal bills.

As The Blast first reported, French Montana, DJ Khaled and Kodak Black were sued by Moroccan music producer Yo Asel, who said he created a track titled "Sleep85" in 2014 and shared it with the rapper after reaching out via email.

Asel claimed Montana liked the song and told him to "send more."

But then in early 2016, Asel claimed he was made aware that Montana had recorded the song “Lockjaw” with Kodak Black … and it included a modified version of the beat Asel had shared with him.

The song became a huge hit and was featured as an in-game song for the wrestling game, "WWE 2K17."

Asel said he reached out to confront Montana but never got a response. He also claimed French blocked him on social media.

He sued for unspecified damages and an injunction prohibiting Montana from continuing to profit off the song.

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