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Alicia Keys' Hubby

Sued Over

'Drink 'n My 2 Step'

10/22/2010 5:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Alicia Keys' new hubby Swizz Beatz is a profit-hogging fraud -- this according to a jilted songwriter who claims he co-produced the song "My Drink 'n My 2 Step" ... but got nothing to show for it.

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The songwriter in question -- named Antwann Frost -- filed the lawsuit two days ago ... claiming Swizz hit him up in 2007 to help put together a hit single for rapper Cassidy's then incomplete album.

According to the docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Swizz assembled the "drum patterns" and Frost created "all of the other original musical components that shaped and defined" the track that would become a chart-topping hit ... spawning remixes by Kanye West, Ne-Yo, and Chingy.

The song was released soon after -- at which point, Frost claims, Swizz lowballed him with a $5,000 cash offer and 5% ownership of the song ... while Swizz and Cassidy got the bulk share.

Frost rejected the offer ... and now dude's suing for $1,500,000 -- claiming he deserves equal partnership in the song with Swizz and Cass. No word yet from Camp Swizz.

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Al    

Has anyone heard of this song ?

1275 days ago
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Truth    

HE'S GUILTY. SWIZZ IS THIS GENERATION'S BOBBY BROWN. TOTAL LOSER. WHAT, HE HAS LIKE 3 OTHER KIDS FROM 2 BABY MAMAS AND A 4TH FROM ALICIA KEYS? WTF!! WASNT HE SUED FOR BACK TAXES ALREADY?? TYPICAL SWAGGER JACKER IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY JUST LIKE BEYONCE WHO ALREADY PLEAD GUILTY TWICE TO STEALING SHIZ. AT THE END OF THE DAY, AKEYS WILL END UP PAYING FOR HIS MESSES. TRUTH!!

1275 days ago
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Vanessa    

Good.

1275 days ago
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Nicole     

Has anyone heard of this song ?

Posted at 4:12 AM on Oct 22, 2010 by Al

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Yeah Cass made it after he beat a murder rap and served like 8 months or something for manslaughter.

WIKI
On June 8, a warrant was issued for Cassidy's arrest on charges of murder, attempted murder, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, conspiracy and weapons possession. Cassidy surrendered to Philadelphia police on the afternoon of June 17.[2] At his arraignment on Saturday, June 18, he was denied bail, and sent to Philadelphia's Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison, where he would serve his time during the trial and after he was sentenced.[3]

Cassidy's murder case took a turn when the primary witness withdrew his confession. This resulted in the judge stating that Cassidy would stand trial for 3rd degree murder. On August 16, 2005, Municipal Judge Marsha Neifield ruled that prosecutors had sufficient evidence to charge Cassidy with third-degree murder, attempted murder charges, and weapons offenses. This was later overturned to the original, first degree charge - negating the possibility of parole. On January 25, 2006 Cassidy was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, two counts of aggravated assault and possession of an instrument of crime for his involvement in the shooting. He was sentenced to 11 to 23 months in jail plus probation and was credited with the 7 months he had already served.[4][5]

1275 days ago
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215girl    

Some of you on tmz are the most racist people that has ever lived. Grow up!!!

1275 days ago
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Wanda from S.C.    


More Ghetto rats.

Posted at 6:56 AM on Oct 22, 2010 by Allie

Mad your mom had a dog?

1275 days ago
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Philly Lady    

TMZ NEEDS TO START BANNING AN IP ADDRESS OF RACIALLY OFFENSIVE COMMENTS FROM THEIR WEBSITE IM BEINGING TO FEEL OFFENDED

1275 days ago
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me     

I am officially done coming to this site and I am rallying with everyone that I know who comes here to stop. The staff at TMZ wont allow vulgarity or slander, unless of course it is directed at black people. Since this is obviously a message board for hatred and ignorance, disguised as celebrity news...I will make my exit.


Anyone against this type of talking and racist slop...go to radaronline, perezhilton, mediatakeout, etc and get the same damn celebrity news. They may an hour behind ( i admit TMZ gets stuff first), but it's all the same info without the hatred. Another thing I have noticed on the other cites is that they don't regurgitate the stories, for example today there are about 6 stories on LL going to starbucks, going to court, some crap about her father, etc. There are 4 more stories just since yesterday about Mel and Oksana. Get out of here, is there really nothing else going on in Hollyweird today? TMZ's time is limited if they can't dig up more stories and keep the message board free of ignorant, out of touch morons.

1275 days ago
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whatsittioyou    

Innocent until proven guilty, remember. Gossip sites can't be trusted as the gospel. Although, I would not put it past him. Hope it's not true for Alicia's sake but with his past history, who knows? I assumed he was trying to be a better person now that he is with her but your past will generally catch up with you no matter how you try to change. Much love to Alicia

1275 days ago
10.

bl    

And the line just keeps getting longer as to who Swizz beats has tried to screw over! Drastic times must call for drastic measures when you owe out all this $$$$$ between people you've screwed over (who have more talent!) and paying all the babies mama's for spreading his seed. He's trying to keep himself afloat and out of bankruptcy, however, he doesn't care at who's expense!
What could Alicia possibly see in this idiot? She's way too good for him and his talent(?) will always be overshadowed by her accomplishments and abilities!

1275 days ago
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MrWill    

^^Don't take offense. Ignorance will exist no matter what. Plus, our president is Black...which means their president is too.

Long live love and humanity.

1275 days ago
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bctw    

This happens to every successful producer, from the Neptunes to Dr. Dre and now to Swizz. It comes with the territory. Kanye West used to make music while other producers take the credit. This is par for the course. This guy will not get his money and Swizz will see that he is blacklisted from the industry. That song didn't even generate $1.5M so what is this guy talking about? What a sad attempt at extortion.

1275 days ago
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Black Beatlz Ent.,    


Black Beatlz offical statement of behalf of Antwann Frost-
There are thousands of aspiring artists, writers and producers who are taken advantage of in the music industry every day. This lawsuit is not about the money more than it is about the fundamental principle that every creative person should be credited and compensated adequately for services and intellectual property rendered, especially if others benefit from it financially, professionally and or creatively. We have aggressively pursued an amicable resolution to this matter with Swizz and his legal team for over three years with no avail. Enough is enough. We will not be intimated by threats of “Black Balling” or industry bullying as we support Frost in his effort to make Swizz, Jay Records and its affiliates do the right thing. . I hope that Frost’s decision to fight this injustice will encourage a change in the way that music executives and high profile artists, writers and producers deal with such matters in the future- Brande, President

1274 days ago

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