Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Usher Accused of Stealing Hit Song


Usher Raymond is being sued for $10 million by two song writers who claim Justin Bieber's hit song 'Someone to Love' was written by them...

According to reports Virgina songwriters Devin 'De Rico' Copeland and Mareio Overton filed suit against Usher in U.S. District Court last Thursday.

De Rico and Mareio claim they wrote Someone to Love in 2008 and released it on De Rico's album "My Story II."

According to their lawsuit Usher was exposed to their composition of Someone to Love by a talent scout who set up a meeting with Usher's mom Jonetta Patton, who offered them a chance to go on tour with her son.

Usher even recorded a demo of Someone to Love for his Raymond vs Raymond album, but decided not to use it. The tour deal never materialized.

Fast forward to 2010 when Usher's protege' Justin Bieber released a single called Someone to Love with substantial similarities to De Rico and Mareio's version.

Justin Bieber reached no.15 on the Billboard chart with Someone to Love and Usher recorded a remix.

De Rico and Mareio are seeking $10 million for copyright infringement.Usher, his mother Jonetta Patton and Justin Bieber are all named in the suit.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

i hope they get every dime if its true!!

Anonymous said...

oops!

Anonymous said...

usher was cool back in the day. now,he just a angry black man. couldn't even work out a custody agreement without paying the judge. now, his sons will be just like him. A LOSER

Anonymous said...

Wow Usher you and your mama stay in some kind of trouble.

Anonymous said...

Playgiarism / Corp. Pirating is the kind of shit that goes on in the music industry all the time.. Greedy mofos tryna cut people out for their hard work.
#AintThatSomeShit (cee-lo voice)
#WhereThatJustinBieberMoneyAt

Anonymous said...

He stole the song and he s wrong. As a writer, I despise people who steal the intellectual property of others. I would ve sued for $30 million. Write your own s###.

Anonymous said...

Blue Ivy with Mohawk? No Controversy here, its a Boy!!! ANY QUESTIONS??????

http://lifesmusik.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/behind-the-scenes-blue-ivy-carter-lunches-in-paris/

Anonymous said...

Heehee The funny part is the Dumb Azz showed up at Gay Davis coming out party. No real man is that flexible with his leg up in the chair on The voice, I change the channel his gayness makes my eyes hurt!!!!

Anonymous said...

PSA:
WILL TAMEKA FOSTER AND THE STAFF OF SFTA GET THE HELL OFF OF THIS SITE! (What a bunch of PSYCHOS)

Anonymous said...

2:09 PM So every man is gay who does something not to your liking? Putting his leg up on the chair at The Voice is not gay. You're such an idiot. Just say you don't like the man and call it a day.

Anonymous said...

Exactly, plus he dances dumbazz he's supposed to be flexible..you act like his leg is behind his da*n ear..shut the h*ll up with that stupidness

Anonymous said...

@155 ditto. I'm a writer also and I lose any respect for an artist, producer, or even movie studio who fucks a writer out of their product. Why not give the writer a deal, some type profits on back end? That would beat shitting on them and being sued for way more later. I hope they win this case. If so, or even if settled out of court, I'm done with Usher. First Ice Cube, now this guy (that I'm done supporting).

Anonymous said...

the voice is dumb. especially when usher came on.

Anonymous said...


@10:59 tameka why don't you do what Usher has done Move the Fuck On and leave him alone. You are an old woman and were old when you seduced this poor young guy, move on to an age appropriate companion! You are a sociopathic psycho move the fuck on to the next victim. You are a sad pathetic hood rat stuck in your derange mentality. Go back to the street thugs where you belong. You are PURE GARBAGE!

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