Megan Thee Stallion and Big Sean have struck an agreement with two teeny Detroit rappers, putting a stop to a lawsuit alleging the hip-hop superstars plagiarized an earlier song with their 2020 duet "Go Crazy."
Duawn "Go Hard Major" Payne and Harrell "H Matic" James claimed in a July lawsuit that Megan's song sounds a bit so similar to their 2012 track "Krazy" that it couldn't have been produced entirely separately without illegal copying.
However, just four months later, attorneys for the two accusers informed a federal judge on Friday (Nov. 11) that the two parties had "reached an agreement in principle to settle their dispute in its entirety."
The public document did not reveal any deal specifics, such as whether the money would be exchanged or songwriting credits would be adjusted. Attorneys on both parties did not immediately respond to demands for further information.
Stallion's debut album Good News, released in 2020, did not chart as a single, but the album spent 75 weeks on the Billboard 200 and peaked at No. 2 in December 2020. Big Sean and 2 Chainz were featured in the song, though the latter was not named in the current lawsuit.
Payne and James claimed in their July 25 complaint that various aspects of "Krazy" and "Go Crazy" are "nearly identical," including the wording of the chorus, melodic and harmonic sequences, and cadence use.
“An average lay observer would recognize the infringing work as having been appropriated from [‘Krazy’] because of the striking similarity between the two compositions and the way in which they are performed,” said the complaint.