Mac Miller's label Rostrum Records has released a statement in response to Lord Finesse's $10 million lawsuit over the unauthorized use of his "Hip 2 Da Game" instrumental on Mac's mixtape cut "Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza." In the statement below, Rostrum fully supports Mac, clears up some misconceptions related to the lawsuit, wonders why Lord Finesse suddenly changed his mind now after never objecting to the beat's use in the past, and thanks fans for their support. Read the statement below.
There have been a lot of misstatements online and in the press, so we thought it'd be best to make some brief comments. First and foremost, we stand by Mac Miller in this situation and we will fight the case together with him. Mac never pretended that the "Hip 2 Da Game" beat was his, despite what's being said in the suit. Lord Finesse was given credit on both the video and the mixtape from the very beginning. We've never distributed "Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza" for sale on iTunes and have consistently policed digital retailers and other sites to make sure that no pirates were ever illegally selling the song. Lord Finesse has known about "Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza" for a long time and never objected to the use. For some reason, he has very recently changed his mind. We look forward to resolving this issue soon, and we appreciate all of the support that we have been receiving from the entire music community. Thank you, Rostrum Records