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Wiz Khalifa

That 'Pink N Yellow' Rapper

... is Full of Brown

1/6/2012 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa
is telling friends there's a ZERO percent chance he ripped his smash hit "Black and Yellow" from a lesser known song called "Pink N Yellow" ... 'cause he's never EVER listened to the track ... this according to sources close to Wiz.

We're told Wiz is adamant he would never jack lyrics from another artist ... despite the allegations in a new $2.3 million lawsuit filed by a Pennsylvania rapper named Maxamillion.

Max claims he copyrighted "Pink N Yellow" in 2008 ... three years before Wiz released "Black and Yellow."


But one source close to Wiz tells TMZ ... "Wiz has never heard of this guy ... it's just a plot that happens all the the time to rappers to get money. This is just some no-name rapper who wants to get paid."

TMZ also spoke with Max's attorney ... who tells us Wiz SHOULD know who Max is ... because the two sides had spoken about a potential settlement recently. We're told Wiz's people were not open to a deal.

A rep for Wiz had no comment.
 

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TMZ_Admin    

He didn't rip anything... but he did sample all of it.

935 days ago
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i said lesbians...    

i cant believe i just listened to that garbage

935 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

Lame. Team Wiz

935 days ago
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The Real JJ    

Anybody could put two colors together but these don't even sound alike. Wiz didn't steal nothing.

934 days ago
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Mary P    

I'm on the fence. You can slow down singing Black and Yellow over Pink and Yellow - but - you can do that with a lot of songs who have the same hook. (See funniest music video ever: Pachabel Rant, biggest reason you can't sue for using those chords on anyone else). So if the hook is the same, and someone says a color, does it make it ripped off?

934 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Well, they both rate a solid 100 on the suckOmeter, so I guess he could have stolen it. But let's be honest for a minute, the real question is WHY would the Wizzer want to even listen to that garbage, let alone rip it off

934 days ago
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God-Of-Lyf    

The only thing that sounds the same is the word "yellow" Did that clown copyright a color?? Next...!

934 days ago
8.

SLH    

wow ... this is the fecal matter coming from musicians today? sad

934 days ago
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samson    

So the story is that one rapper's lyrics sound a lot like another rapper's lyrics? What are the chances?

934 days ago
10.

lalaland    

Clearly they're both lyrical geniuses.

934 days ago
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Catie Tebeau    

I just listened to "Pink N Yellow"... it really doesn't even sound like Wiz's song... it could have very easily been coincidental.

934 days ago
12.

Ox    

Every one of you that thinks the Wiz ripped the song are idiots...! It's pretty clear Max is talking about diamonds in his chain and Wiz is talking about everything Pittsburgh. I'm not even a wiz fan so don't jump on that one, how about y'all listen to what's being said instead of judging similar cadence or style! This one will be a no-brainer in court!

934 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Ox - I don't think I read a single comment about the Wizzer ripping off this other fine artist. But the problem is that much like one pile of crap looks like any other, one aurally sounding piece of excrement sounds much like another.

934 days ago
14.

Analena    

Don't like it that much
What du u guys think abaut this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i19gyZGpFTU

934 days ago
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Randy Morrison    

The ONLY thing that bothers me about "Balck & Yellow" is that so many people play it and relate it to the best NFL franchise in the world, the Pittsburgh Steelers! STILLER colors are BLACK & GOLD...nothing "yellow" about our team!!! SIX RINGS BABY! "Here we go Steelers, here we GO!"

934 days ago
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