Lil Nas X Gets Hit With Lawsuit Over Allegedly Sampling ‘Carry On’ Without Permission

Lil Nas X has hit a bump in the road with his hit song “Old Town Road” to allegedly sampling the song “Carry On” without permission.

A lawsuit that was filed by The Music Force on Wednesday, accuses the rapper for using “appropriated parts of the 1992 Bobby Caldwell track without consent or approval” reports Entertainment Weekly.

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The lawsuit also alleges that Lil Nas X and producer Beats were “motivated by greed and malicious intent.”

Lil Nas X’s “Carry On” song and music video were posted on YouTube where it reportedly had 4 million views before being taken down. The song was also distributed on Spotify and SoundCloud.

Lil Nas X and Beats were not signed with Sony at the time of the song release, but The Music Force says the company should have done their due diligence before acquiring the records.

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The lawsuit states “it was far more important” that Sony “preserve its opportunity to enjoy millions of dollars of revenues from the success of the career of X.” The Music Force is asking for $10 million for damages suffered and $15 million for punitive damages as a punishment.

ET Canada has reached out to reps for Lil Nas X for comment.

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