By// Mariah Craddick
Yikes! More legal troubles for rapper Rick Ross. Gospel group The Crowns of Glory filed a lawsuit against Ross, Jay-Z and Dr. Dre over the song “3 Kings” which allegedly uses their song “I’m So Grateful (Keep in Touch),” according to XXL. Ciara Shepherd Warrick and Jimmy Lee Weary comprise the group.
In the suit, they claim that Mr. Ross never requested permission for use of the song nor were they ever compensated. Weary did receive a writing credit for the song, but Warrick did not. Either way, they’re both pretty heated about the content of the song, the lawsuit stating that “the video includes very graphic depictions of drug use, vulgarity, nudity, gun violence, criminal conduct, actions demeaning to women and many other items that are certainly inconsistent with Plaintiffs’ wishes for how Plaintiffs’ song should be portrayed.”
The duo are suing for infringement, unfair trade practices, unfair competition by misappropriation, conversion and unjust enrichment for an unspecified amount of damages.