Mary J. Blige and Keri Hilson Sued For Copyright Infringement
Reigning Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige and Keri Hilson who is a part of the production team “The Clutch” are being sued for copyright infringement over Mary’s hit song “Take Me As I Am”.
According to published reports, Songwriters Jay Ballard and Kim Jones filed a lawsuit against Mary J. Blige and The Clutch for allegedly stealing their song “Take Me as I Am” which was released in 1995 and using it for Mary’s hit 2005 song of the same name, taken from her hit album The Breakthrough.
In a complaint filed with the United States District Court in the Central District of California, the duo is seeking an accounting for all singles and albums sold in all formats, royalties and an accounting of publishing income derived from using the song in advertisements.
The Clutch has produced a number of hits for artists like Justin Bieber, Omarion, Britney Spears, Ciara, Jennifer Lopez, and Timbaland.