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Ice Spice Sued For Copyright Infringement

Pursuant to her song, ‘In Ha Mood,’ Ice Spice is being sued for alleged copyright infringement.

In the Eastern District of New York, rapper/songwriter Duval ‘D.Chamberz’ Chamberlain and sound engineer/producer Kenley ‘Kass the Producer’ Carmenate filed a lawsuit against the artist, born Isis Gaston.

According to the paperwork, obtained by TMZ and Rolling Stone, the musicians claimed that thje singer and her producer Riot copied the name, beat, lyrics, hook and rhythmic structure of their 2022 song, ‘In That Mood,’ without being granted permission or giving them credit. 

“The similarities between ‘In Ha Mood’ and ‘In That Mood’ – including the key phrase used in the chorus and repeated in a substantially similar manner numerous times throughout both songs – are such that it is simply not reasonable to believe that In Ha Mood could have been created without having heard In That Mood first.” “(The songs) are so strikingly similar that they cannot be purely coincidental,” reads the filing.

Chamberlain and Carmenate claimed that Riot heard their song on the radio and both the rapper and her producer saw them perform the track in New York. alleging that “Upon information and belief, Ice Spice, Riot, and/or members of their creative teams were present for certain public performances of In That Mood during the relevant time period.”

As compensation, the plaintiffs are seeking damages and at least half of the song’s publishing. 

At press timer 24-year-old rapper has yet to respond to the lawsuit.

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Author: Al Denté

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