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.

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  • aleximaq

    Why are they JUST NOW suing?

  • …because its smarter to wait and sue AFTER they have made so much money off it than to do it early on when they have’nt

    its simple

  • RealTalk247

    Why R they “just now” suing? Because it is a wise legal & business decision. You wait until the song has almost maxed out earnings so that you will earn as much off of what was made, should you win the lawsuit. Suing prematurely is a bad decision…and I agree with webmistress as I just saw their posting. We’re on the same page.

  • WonderB

    The song has no similarities. None. The judge will laugh.

  • J. Brian Ballard

    Why so long? We finally heard our song August of 2007. Filed suit: December 2008 after getting our ducks in a row. MJB is beautiful and very talented. I had no idea who she was in 2007. I know much more about her and the clutch now. JBB