Wiz Khalifa Sued By Rapper Claiming He Stole ‘Black and Yellow’ Hit Single
In 2011, Wiz Khalifa blew up thanks to his breakout single, "Black and Yellow." But, a year later, a rapper has come forward claiming the Pittsburgh rap star stole the song from him.
According to TMZ, a Pennsylvania rapper named Maxamillion has filed a $2.3 million lawsuit against Wiz, claiming the idea for the hit "Black and Yellow" came from his lesser known song called "Pink N Yellow."
Max claims he copyrighted his single in 2008, three year before Wiz released and became a superstar off his smash single.
Despite the claims, a source close to Wiz tells TMZ that "Wiz has never heard of this guy ... it's just a plot that happens all the the time to rappers to get money. This is just some no-name rapper who wants to get paid."
Max's attorney, however, says that far from the truth, because he says the two sides previously discussed a potential settlement.
However, Wiz's camp wasn't open to the deal.
Wiz had not commented on the lawsuit as of press time.
Are the songs similar? Listen below.
Wiz Khalifa - "Black and Yellow"
Maxamillion f. Yung Zee, Frank G & AC - "Pink 'N Yellow"