SLUMSMAG STAFF: GREG LEWIS
Apparently, DJ Paul is suing Travis Scott over the use of Three 6 Mafia’s hit song “Tear Da Club Up” on Astroworld cut “No Bystanders.”
The blast reported that Paul has sued Scott for copyright infringement and claims he’s entitled to damages in excess of $20 million.
The co-founder of Three 6 Mafia pointed out the fact that Scott’s “Fuck da club up, fuck da club up” hook on “No Bystanders” sounds just like the hook on “Tear Da Club Up.” He further claims the “cadence and sound” of the song are “virtually identical and strikingly similar.”
Paul supported his claims by referencing the Houston rhymer’s February performance at the 61st Grammy Awards. Scott’s set included a rendition of “No Bystanders” that actually swapped out his Astroworld hook out for the “Tear Da Club Up” version.
— Jared Coalmon (@jared_coalmon93) February 11, 2019
Paul is claiming that Scott never asked for consent to use the Three 6 Mafia track. However, the veteran rapper/producer’s name (Paul Beauregard) is listed on the credits for “No Bystanders” on TIDAL.
Check out both songs below and tell us what you think in the comments!
Are the two songs similar, or is Paul reaching?