Why is Lil Nas X getting sued? Rapper lands in trouble over his ‘Gives Birth’ video
Lil Nas X’s debut studio effort ‘Montero’ made enough headlines in 2021 for its controversial content, however, it looks like the trouble for the rapper is far from over. The ‘Old Town Road (Remix)’ hitmaker is reportedly getting sued by metal rap artist Dana Dentata for ripping off the concept for one of his videos. Dana, whose real name is Dana Wright, has accused the Grammy-award-winning crooner of using the “copyrighted material”.
According to the publication The Blast, the metal rap artist has claimed that the concept used by Lil Nas X in his ‘Gives Birth’ video was “essentially identical to her ‘Pantychrist’ music video. Lil Nas X had released a video to announce his debut album last year where the rapper is seen pregnant as he delivers an album instead of a baby. Dana Dentata claimed that the use of a sonogram she posted on her Instagram to promote her single last year was very similar to the concept used by Lil Nas X to promote his debut album. Lil Nas X’s first full-length project that was released in September 2021 included chart-topping bangers like ‘MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)’ and “Industry Baby” featuring Jack Harlow.
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Why is Lil Nas X getting sued?
According to The Blast, Dentata in the cease and desist letter sent to the rapper stated, “I demand that you immediately cease the use and distribution of all infringing works derived from the works, and all copies, including electronic copies, of same, that you deliver to me, if applicable, all unused, undistributed copies of same, or destroy such copies immediately and that you desist from this or any other infringement of her rights in the future.”
The letter further reads, “It is inconceivable that you would wish to jeopardize your artist’s public image, and reputation by your client falsely claiming he created this copyrighted content.” According to the publication, the metal rap artist’s rep apparently wants to settle the issue out of the court. However, if that doesn’t happen, the crooner will then push for the copyright infringement claim to be settled in court.
The promotional video of Lil Nas X’ ‘Gives Birth’ has clocked over 15million views. Speaking of the lawsuit, the multi-platinum rapper has, so far, not commented on the case. MEAWW will keep you posted. If we talk about Dana Dentata, she is a Canadian-born former model turned musician. She is known for infusing metal and rap that got her signed to Roadrunner Records, a division of Warner Music Group.