Dancehall artist Shenseea responded to critics on the weekend, on the issue of copyright regarding her song, ‘Lick,’ with Megan Thee Stallion. Her now deleted tweet on the issue came following news that a legal matter is brewing over the sample used of the soca track, ‘Work,‘ in the new single.
According to reports, a copyright infringement lawsuit has been filed against her and Interscope Records over the use of elements of the track, which was released in 1999.
In the tweet, which was deleted on Saturday morning, the Jamaican singer suggested that the reports of the US $10 million dollar lawsuit should not be believed.
“What reach me? Y’all still stupid for believing any and ANYTHING bro,” she wrote, in response to a Twitter user, who said, “Shenseea went on IG and cuss unno out bout you stupid for even asking about clearance and look what reach her now.”
Pupa Nas-T, whose real name is Anastas Theodore Hackett, reportedly filed the lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on March 4, 2022. According to documents obtained by DancehallMag, Nas-T alleges that Shenseea and her co-defendants released Lick without his authorization and without securing the proper clearances. The suit names Shenseea, whose real name is Chinsea Linda Lee, Interscope Records, the UK-based Atal Music Limited and Alexandre Escolier as defendants.