As if Young Thug and Gunna needed any extra legal issues, the YSL artists and Lil Uzi Vert are being sued over “Strawberry Peels,” a Wheezy-produced track that appeared on 2020’s Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World 2 project.
According to TMZ, Sun City Publishing is reportedly accusing the rappers and the producer of using an unauthorized sample of Blackout’s 1995 record “Dim da Lights,” featuring Lil E and Lil’ Slim.
The plaintiffs point out that “Strawberry Peels” has garnered more than 39 million streams on Spotify and over 4 million plays on YouTube. The company estimates the track has generated about seven figures since its release, and it’s now seeking at least $1 million in damages.
The suit also lists Generation Now and its parent company Atlantic Records as co-defendants.
The MCs and labels have not publicly commented on the lawsuit.
News of the filing comes as Young Thug prepares for the YSL RICO trial in Georgia. The 31-year-old, legal name Jeffery Lamar Williams, was one of 28 people who were named in a sweeping indictment involving his music imprint. Prosecutors say Thugger and his co-defendants—including Gunna, Yak Gotti, and Thug’s brother Unfoonk—participated in a criminal enterprise that carried out violent acts including attempted armed robbery and murder.
Gunna, born Sergio Giavanni Kitchens, was released less than a month ago after entering a plea deal. Thug and 13 others will begin their trial next week.