TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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.
 

28 COMMENTS

No Avatar
16.

bigguyer    

http://q.gs/1267418/story-of-my-life

967 days ago
17.

DoeSoNC    

sounds like he might have sampled the song... maybe they had beef back in the day... who knows. khalifa aint hood tho hes a military brat. great rapper. just never struggled.

967 days ago
18.

disasterpastor    

It sounds close enough so if Maxamillion was looking for it from others, that's a reasonable sign. If Wiz wanted Max's attention that should do it. The song bites sound far too different to sue over though.

967 days ago
19.

bunny    

These are definitely two different songs. Just because a person uses the same sound from their keyboard doesn't mean it's a copycat. For example, go back to the early 90's when every rapper was using a high pitch keyboard sound in the background to make it sound "gangsta" (if you don't know what I mean, listen to Bone Thugs in Harmony "Thuggish Ruggish Bone"

967 days ago
20.

jeremiah    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TwahKAy3Mc

967 days ago
21.

Rizo    

dude is talkin bout hit car n jewels wiz is talkin bout ****in Pittsburgh colors wiz did not rip ****. dude is a clown

967 days ago
22.

(P)    

if the winklevoss twins had invented facebook, they would have invented facebook.

967 days ago
23.

Anon    

wiz definitely stole that ****... he hasn't been good since kush and orange juice mixtape. too many posers fell onto his **** before he even came out lol.

jay z does this **** too. wiz sucks anyways he can pay the dude 2 million.

967 days ago
24.

Ed Tip    

yo i'm from tha Steel city never heard of max till 2day ..... But if he put dat out -n- 08 wiz iz a theft str8 up .... dude stole lyricz before and He knowz it.....Peace Ed tip no keyz/ push button/ car startz!!!!!!!!!! mine

967 days ago
25.

tshirtwoman    

Although, it's similar, Wiz still made it his own by adding an additional element to to it that the other didn't have. It's weird because I have never heard the song "Pink & Yellow", so that tells you something right there.

967 days ago
26.

DoughGirlPhresh    

I say YES RIP-OFF. Doesn't matter if Wiz SAYS he doesn't know of such person and/or song - People LIE. I mean, it's obvious, Black N Yellow is a pretty good song but have you heard his other songs? PURE CRAP.

967 days ago
27.

michael    

I'm from Sharon but live in the burgh And I know both of these guys. The songs not a total rip but good enough for a judge to scare wiz into an out of court settlement Plus Max's parents are millionaire's he aint a random broke rap artist

966 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2

Around The Web