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Usher

DJ Got Us Fallin' In ...

a Lawsuit

7/14/2012 7:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A DJ in Florida says Usher hijacked one of his tunes, laid down some lyrics, and put it on his album ... all without his permission, this according to a new lawsuit.

Aubrey Davis -- known as DJ Mixx -- filed a federal lawsuit in FL this week, claiming back in 2008 he created a musical composition titled "Let's Go."

DJ Mixx says he shopped the tune around looking for songwriters to add lyrics to the track, but nothing really panned out.

Here's the rub -- DJ Mixx claims one of the people he showed the song to passed it on to Usher somehow and the track ended up on Usher's album "Raymond v. Raymond" as the song "Hey Daddy." Mixx claims it was then copyrighted by the singer and his crew as their own work.

Now Mixx is pissed ... saying he never gave them permission to use the track and has received ZILCH in royalties. He and his legal team -- Singh, Singh & Trauben -- are suing for an unspecified amount and asking a judge to stop Usher from using the song ever again.

Calls to Usher's rep have not been returned.

11 COMMENTS

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1.

gamepro    

well he should get some money out of it if its true but he might just be trying to get a quick buck

768 days ago
2.

Rapunzel    

4th paragraph...HELLO...passed it on to whom?? Don't you guys read this stuff before you publish?

768 days ago
3.

DaveT    

Jerk sounds like he's timing this out with Usher's current overwhelming problems, and counting on Usher to pay out a quick lump sum of money to make it go away, so Usher can stay focused on his bigger, real problems.

768 days ago
4.

ria    

what song ? uhhh forget it... Usher forget that song and take good care of your life... that song was iight so let it go if that dude wants it,,, he has no respect for what is going on in your life right now... stay blesses .. humble and loved..

768 days ago
5.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

See? They even keep stealing from each others until they're dead I guess.... ;(

768 days ago
6.

this is for you    

2012 just isn't Usher's year, poor guy.

768 days ago
7.

AZCHIC83    

has thought of this guy being full or crap ever crossed your mind.... why wait so long to file a lawsuit when he could have did it a long time again when the album came out in 2009... i call bull****!

767 days ago
8.

Malishunk    

DJMixx will loose this case. He passed on a sample of a tune to somebody else, not directly to Usher. Had he filed the copyright for the tune he created himself, he might have a case against Usher if UsherRaymondIV actually did in fact used the tune in its entirely for his 'Hey Daddy' song.

767 days ago
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HtotheT    

As someone who has had her OWN scripts co-opted by so-called producers who removed my name and pitched it as their own: It can take YEARS to go after these guys. Stealing in Hollywood--and elsewhere--happens more often than not, esp. when no-talent hacks are nepotized into studios, prod cos, etc. They then have to prove their need to exist there. Which they often "prove" by ripping off unknown talent without legal and financial power. Trust that this is often the norm.

767 days ago
10.

Detective. LaToya    

Song came out years ago so I'm sure he heard it then so why file now? This is a bogus lawsuit and horrible timing with Ushers current family situation. I would counter-sue this lying f*ck and take him for everything he has.

766 days ago

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