Duval and Stache Records' claims against the estate were first reported Thursday by The Blast, who cited court documents to report that the claim was filed in X's probate case that was opened after his 2018 murder. The report added that the move is part of an effort for Duval to collect money "he believes he is owed" from the estate in connection with the song, which first saw a release back in December 2015 via SoundCloud.
In a subsequent statement to XXL, Duval confirmed the lawsuit but noted that the reported $1 million amount was up for negotiation. According to Duval, his name has been "removed from all credits." Furthermore, he said he had originally tried to keep this legal matter private but was forced to take another route due to "recent developments" and as part of his own effort to preserve the song's legacy.
"It goes without saying that everyone deserves credit for their contributing works," Duval said Thursday. 'My friend is no longer with us and [I'm] only asking to remain a part of the legacy that we created together with 'Look At Me’ . . . X changed my life and the lives of many others and we want to continue widening the positive impact that our music creates. I would never under any circumstances disrespect X or his legacy. [I'm] only asking for what is rightful and fair."
Following reports of the legal action, DJ Scheme—X's friend and collaborator—responded by calling Duval a "fucking pussy."
Duval's other credits include tracks by Ski Mask the Slump God, Smokepurpp, Lil Pump, and more.
Last month, X fans were angered by the singer's omission from the Grammys' In Memoriam segment. In a subsequent report, Variety cited a source close to the production as saying X's name wasn't included in the televised In Memoriam segment due to his "history of domestic violence." His name, however, was included in an extended In Memoriam list published on the Recording Academy's website.