Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is being sued for ripping off an artist, while he remains locked up in federal prison.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a man named Alan Bradley aka “Al Profit” has filed a lawsuit against 6ix9ine.
Bradley is a successful documentary filmmaker and created a 2009 documentary entitled “Streets of New York”. He obtained a copyright for his work and posted the documentary on YouTube.
He claims 6ix9ine released a song “69” and released a recording featuring his performance of it.
The suit reads, “The Recording features an interlude of approximately 20 seconds, spanning from the 3:30 to 3:50 marks of the Video as accessible via the YouTube link cited above (the “Interlude”). During the Interlude, almost all other sounds drop away, leaving nothing to be heard but a loud, clear, and most importantly, unauthorized sample of a continuous audio clip of Bradley’s narration from the Documentary.”
It continues, “Bradley’s voice is highly distinctive and commercially valuable, as evidence by the way in which it is beloved by his fans. For example, the two top comments on the YouTube page containing the Documentary refer to Bradley’s voice, with one stating, “Dude really has the best ‘crime’ documentary voice lol.”
Bradley claims the rapper never got permission or paid him a time. He believes 6ix9ine made a ton of cash off the track.
He also takes issue with the song “69” being “both lewd, vulgar, and not the sort of works with which Bradley wishes to associate.
Bradley is suing for copyright infringement and seeking unspecified damages. He also wants a permanent injunction against 6ix9ine from distributing his work.