Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is being sued for alleged copyright infringement on his 2020 release – ‘GOOBA’. It is not the first time 6ix9ine has been accused of stealing ‘GOOBA’s’ beat either. In June 2020, Kenyan producer Magix Enga claimed that the track unlawfully used one of his beats. The song was unavailable on YouTube for a number of hours as a result, with the message: “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Magix Enga” appearing on screen.
After serving 17 months of his 24 month sentence for racketeering charges, 6ix9ine was released from prison in April 2020 due to Coronavirus concerns, ‘GOOBA’ was the first song 6ix9ine released post-prison. ‘GOOBA’ went on to break YouTube’s record for the most-watched hip-hop video in a 24-hour span and currently has over 700 million views on YouTube.
Now, Texas production group BEATDEMONS is suing the rapper, claiming that ‘GOOBA’ has copied their track ‘Regular’. Released two years prior to ‘GOOBA’, ‘Regular’ was advertised by the group as being a ‘6ix9ine x Cardi B type beat’ and it charted in with around 160,000 views. BEATDEMONS are of the opinion that Tekashi or someone from his team heard the track which resulted in them making a carbon copy of it with ‘GOOBA’.
Lance Lazzaro, a lawyer for 6ix9ine told TMZ: “The lawsuit is without merit and is another attempt to profit off of Tekashi’s success. We are confident that it will be dismissed.”
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