Executives at Justin Timberlake’s record label are facing a lawsuit over his hit song ‘Suit And Tie.’ Two members of 1970’s R&B group Sly, Slick and Wicked claim the track samples their song Sho’ Nuff. They say Universal Music Group did not acquire the rights.
TMZ spills the tea;
Two members of Sly, Slick and Wicked — a ’70s R&B group — filed the lawsuit, and in the docs they say “Suit & Tie” samples their song, “Sho’ Nuff” … which was released in 1973. It’s no lightweight hit … none other than James Brown produced it.
The band members say Justin’s record label, Universal Music Group, paid to sample the song — however, never got the rights to the vocal performances in that song. Their bottom line … we did the singing, but we didn’t get paid.
Check out Sho’Nuff below