EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Dre – Rips Apart Unknown Rappers in Legal Battle over 90’s Hit – Lawsuit Filed Against Snoop Dogg, Suge Knight, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg and Warren G
The Dirty can exclusively reveal Dr. Dre headed to court to rip apart the 2 unknown rappers suing him over a 90’s hit …. blasting their allegations he stole their music without paying them a dime.
Antonio White and Craig Ward –L.A. rappers – filed suit against Snoop Dogg, Suge Knight, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg and Warren G (in video above) over their classic, “Ain’t No Fun (If The Homies Can’t Have None)”.
The two wrote a song titled, “Ain’t No Fun” back in 1991. They claimed to have played it for Suge Knight, Snoop and Dre in the studio.
The writers alleged that Snoop and Dre loved the track which lead to Suge working out a deal with the unknown rappers. He promised them a record deal and said he would promote their careers … which never happened. The complaint pointed out to a 2013 Rolling Stone interview in which he was quoted as saying “Ain’t No Fun” had already been recorded by “one of the homies” before he heard it.
Then on March 27th, Dre headed to court demanding the entire case be tossed and the 2 unknown rappers not be awarded a dime.
The music mogul explains the plaintiffs admit in their docs they registered their song back in 1992. The registration filed by them states they were “work for hire” and not the owners of the music.
Dre accuses them of attempting to ride the coattails of their songs success. He explains the rappers don’t own a proper copyright and therefore cannot sue.