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First Teddy Riley felt like he got shorted by Lady Gaga and then Jay Z was called out for a sample stemming from 2009. Now it’s Usher’s turn to be grilled in the hotseat of music industry law.

According to a group of supposed songwriters, Usher stole the song, “Caught Up,” from the Grammy Award-winning album Confessions.

Via TMZ:

Usher recorded a song 2 years later called “Caught Up” … also about a man lost in love. It skyrocketed on the charts and was featured in his album, “Confessions.”

The 3 guys — Zacharia Edwards, Mitch Moses and Vince McClean — claim they played it for a honcho at Arista Records — Usher’s label — and the dude then played it for LA Reid. The 3 guys never heard from Arista again, but 2 years later they heard the song on the radio.

Producer Just Blaze was the artist behind the single but there were nothing indicating him being named in the suit. Usher has been in and out of the courtroom this year, albeit not for anything music-related.

It’s understandable that proper legal counsel may take time to calculate but it may be hard for a judge to believe it took these guys nearly a decade to get their story straight.

For old time’s sakes, check out the next page to view the “Caught Up” video, which served as an afterthought for the massive run Confessions had on the charts.

Photo: YouTube

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