Lord Finesse has issued a statement reiterating his stance regarding the $10 million lawsuit filed against Mac Miller for what Finesse claims was an unauthorized use of his track “Hip 2 Da Game” for a 2010 Miller mixtape track.
“I love mixtapes but this is different. And it’s not a sample,” stated Finesse. “Mac didn’t take a piece of music and create something new. He didn’t transform it into something other than what it was. He just dropped the needle on my record and changed the title.”
“Permission was never given. A lot of money was made on my song,” he continued. “At the end of the day, I only stepped to these people for proper credit and compensation. I have done a lot of great things in hip hop and I never wanted a lawsuit. Never. I made every attempt to resolve this. But, when I reached out to these people their attitude was I should be grateful Mac was using my music to sell out concerts because it keeps me relevant. How does it keep me relevant if I’m not being credited or compensated? You’ve heard Mac, you’ve heard a portion of it from me. The truth will come out in court.”