Sunday, September 25, 2022

Da Baby Facing Legal Action Over Stolen Song Used to Diss Megan Thee Stallion


Rapper Da Baby is going out bad. 

Last Friday Da Baby dropped a new track called 'Boogyman' where he bragged about smashing Megan Thee Stallion the day before she was shot by Tory Lanez [click here if you missed that]. 

It gets worse. 

Over the weekend writer Layla Hendtryx called out Da Baby for stealing her cadence, concept, and lyrics... 

“The whole [cadence], the whole flow for the hook is stolen from me,” Hendryx tells Rolling Stone. “One, it was done so sheisty, and two, the fact that he used the song to basically diss another black woman while you’re stealing from another black woman is just wild to me.”
A tweet by a friend of Hendryx’s comparing the two tracks had begun to circulate, first showcasing DaBaby’s spitting “You play with me, oh God – shut the lights off, boogeyman,” over thumping 808s. It then captures Hendryx delicately singing more slowly over a vocal sample: “Go downstairs, shut the lights…like, ‘Boo,’ it’s the boogeyman.”
Hendryx says that another friend of hers had shared her unreleased “Boogeyman” with an A&R earlier this year. She hadn’t heard back from the recipient, who she says she is “a hundred percent sure,” was the song’s pipeline to DaBaby.
“A&Rs steal from artists all the time, don’t give them their credit,” says Hendryx, who’s written with Drake and Baka Not Nice on the latter’s “Money in the Bank.” “It’s happened to me, but not to this scale. I’m also friends with writers and I’ve heard the stories, the horror stories — ‘Hey, I was in a room and I did a song and then I come out and I hear it in the radio six months later without being credited.’”
Now, Hendryx is in the process of pursuing legal action. Perhaps, she ruminates, if it had been another, more positive song, by another, less embattled artist, she would have been willing to make different moves. “But it’s the fact that, not only did you steal for me — straight up plagiarism — but then you’re using it to diss somebody else, another artist,” Hendryx reiterates. “It’s just not something that I want to be a part of. Even if they did just put me out with a credit, that’s not something I want to write for. I do not want to write for DaBaby. I would’ve said no to begin with. Just let me have the choice with my own art.”


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First Da Baby had to cancel his New Orleans show for low ticket sales, [click here if you missed that], and now this.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

This little guy is over and he knows it. Bye little boy.

Anonymous said...

Meg sometimes annoys me; but, I love me some her. The universe is helllow on herside and she doesn’t have to lift one finger..from time to time, she may go off...but in the end just seems like she's vindicated one way or the other. This latest incident from him was uncalled for; he is utter trash..looks like these men are bad talking these wome and the karma is moving expeditiously as it should...getting clout or attention, by talking slick about a Black woman is getting played out....

NyahbinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

I don't ever listen to any of these tragic fools, so called "music" I need my brain cells, I'm also tired of this ugly, big teeth midget.

Anonymous said...

@11:43 I don't even like Meg's music but I agree with everything you said. She's always vindicated because she's been on the right side of things, People can run with whatever narratives they choose, but she's winning for a reason. As far as DaBaby, holding all these L's he gotta feel like the ni**a from Iyanla show hoilding all them dollbabies. Jesus fix his life.

Anonymous said...

Does all of these artists auto-tune?

Anonymous said...

@11:43 AM I feel the same way about Big Lizzo! I'm in no way a fan of either...It could be just be the universe, but someone is watching over them🙏🏽 .

Anonymous said...

Funny guy

The King Of The Real said...

He cant even diss rap right. SAD

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