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2 Chainz and his guests ,Tee FLii and DJ Mustard, were being sued by a few songwriters who claimed that the rapper stole their 1993 song “Back It Up” for TeeFLii’s 2014 debut single “24 Hours.” The songwriters, Allen Georgia, Sten Stonebridge, and Frederick McFarlane, claimed that the song is an “obvious, knowing, willful infringement” of “Back It Up.” They believed that the defendants “either copied, or reproduced, the dominant theme from ‘Back It Up,’ and co-opted it as the main theme for ’24 Hours,’ with minor modifications and a tempo change.”
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According to reports, the two parties have settled on a number that both parties are happy with, although it’s unclear what that number is.
The songwriters informed the court that they “reached a settlement in principle and respectfully request that this Court administratively dismiss the action with leave to reopen the case in thirty (30) days from today’s date, if the parties have not submitted their final stipulation of dismissal by such time.”