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Desiigner’s track Panda dominated the airwaves, earned a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance, topped the Billboard charts, and was sampled by Kanye West. It was the kind of introduction many rappers dream of however, the mastermind behind the “Panda” beat hasn’t received the same success. In fact, he claims he’s still waiting on payment.
In a recent interview with DJBooth the 23-year-old Menace said he hasn’t been fully compensated for producing “Panda” due to a legal claim filed by Future.
Menace stated there was a situation with Future putting an infringement claim because apparently ‘Panda’ sounded like ‘Fuck Up Some Commas.’
“So we were just about to see the checks but there’s been a lot of delays so we won’t see anything until next year anyway,” Menace said.
Negotiations are still in process and a check might not be sent out until probably next year. The issue when someone puts a claim in, it stops everything and it’s in for the long run.
People have been comparing Desiigner to Future for some time now, pointing similarities in their rap styles. During a 2016 interview with Complex, Desiigner shared his thoughts about the comparisons and insisted he had no beef with Future.
“Big ups to Future, I like his music, you feel me. I’m not a hater or a critic on him, you know, I do me. God bless him, God bless me” said Desiigner.
Regardless of the legal issues the single ‘ Panda’ is still a top hit.