According to TMZ, Brandon Cooper and Timothy Valentine, who go by the stage names Mr. Cooper and Drum’n Skillz, respectively, are suing Brown and Drake, who they claim took their track “I Love Your Dress” and made it into “No Guidance.”
“I Love Your Dress” dropped 3 years before “No Guidance,” and Cooper and Valentine claim that Drake and Brown’s song is derived from their track, if not copied all together. The producer and singer are suing the two artists for copyright infringement and looking to take home some serious cash in return, according to court papers.
You can compare the tracks for yourself below.
Something similar happened to The Weeknd and his team a few weeks prior as well. According to Law 360 and Stereogum, Suniel Fox and Henry Strange are suing The Weeknd, along with collaborators Nicolas Jaar and Frank Dukes, who they claim plagiarized their 2015 song “Vibeking” for his song “Call Out My Name.”
The two say that The Weeknd’s DJ and engineer PNDA told them that he wasn’t going to give them credit on the track after they had been in correspondence.
“Just gonna tell [The Weeknd] that our production team wrote the track,” the two claim PNDA wrote to them. “Cool? Or u have another idea? Just don’t wanna say ‘hey, [Strange] wrote this’ when he doesn’t know u.”
Strange replied, “[The Weeknd] knows me. Say both. [Strange] with Ponytail you met on Drake tour. Who is part of our production team.”
The two artists are also seeking all profits that “Call Out My Name” has amassed, along with legal fees, and want the Weeknd blocked from performing the song until the case is settled.