Tulisa wins lawsuit against Will.i.am and Britney Spears over the song Scream & Shout songwriting credit
Tulisa Contostavlos has won a legal battle against Will.i.am and Britney Spears over songwriting credits of the hit single Scream & Shout.
Tulisa Contostavlos has officially won the legal battle over songwriting credits to the hit song 'Scream & Shout' which was a UK number 1 single performed by the Pop Princess Britney Spears and Black Eyed Peas star, Will.i.am. The legal battle has been going on for the last five years and now the truth is finally out.
For the last five years, Tulisa has maintained the fact that she helped write the track but was intentionally left out of the writing credits which means that she did not make any money from it. The legal battle has finally come to an end with Tulisa henceforth being named as one of the song's co-writers alongside Will.i.am, Jef Martens, and Jean Baptiste.
All the money that the hit song, Scream & Shout made was frozen when Tulisa initially filed the lawsuit in the year 2012. As reported by Huffington Post, she will be awarded 10% of the world famous track's publishing rights and income.
Tulisa claims that she is the one who is responsible for some of the song's most memorable moments such as the beginning of the song where Britney says, "when you hear this in the club, you’d better turn this shit up." The singer and songwriter says that her voice is still audible in the final mix.
Back in the year 2012, Will.i.am told MTV, "Tulisa wrote to that song before I did - this is the truth. But the producers of the beat, two brothers from Belgium called Lazy Jay, didn’t want her to have it, so I wrote to it and Britney is the only person I ever had in mind."
As reported by CapitalFm, "Tulisa was annoyed when the song was taken from her and given to Britney - especially as she co-wrote it. It was set to be one of the big songs on her debut album. She didn’t let it lie, and took it all the way to the courts and has now won. She just wanted to be recognized as the writer of one of the biggest pop tracks of the last decade."