Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul has sued Travis Scott over his song “No Bystanders,”the Blast reports and Pitchfork can confirm. DJ Paul’s copyright infringement lawsuit claims that the track contains a chant in which “the cadence and sound” is ”virtually identical and strikingly similar” to the titular hook from Three 6 Mafia’s 1997 song “Tear Da Club Up,” which DJ Paul co-wrote and performed. He claims Scott did not seek permission to use any portion of the Three 6 Mafia track. He’s seeking $20 million in damages.
DJ Paul said, via a representative, that he and Travis Scott have been in touch. “He is aware of the situation, as is his label,” DJ Paul said in a statement. Travis Scott’s representatives confirmed that the conversation took place. “Everything will be worked out accordingly with proper communication between he, Juicy J, and I,” DJ Paul said in a statement. “There is no beef, just business.”
Though “Tear Da Club Up” is a Three 6 Mafia track, no other members of the group—including Juicy J and Gangsta Boo—are listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit. Last year, Juicy and Scott collaborated on the track “Neighbor.” Pitchfork has reached out to Juicy J and Gangsta Boo’s representatives.
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