Menace, the man who produced “Panda” for Desiigner, is retracting statements he made against Future and Mike Dean a couple of weeks ago.
Menace told DJBooth.net:
“There was a situation with Future putting [an infringement] claim in because apparently, he said that ‘Panda’ sounded like ‘F*ck 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,” he reveals. “Not only [Future], Mike Dean, Kanye West’s producer, he put a claim in as well saying that he did something to the beat and he never did. I don’t think we’ll see a check until probably next year. Right now, it’s just going through negotiations. The problem is that once someone puts a claim in, it just stops everything.”
Future’s camp refuted the claims saying there “not true.” Mike Dean clapped back saying:
The kid lost the stems to the beat. It had some samples in the original from a film. I recreated some of the stems enough to patch up the beat and remove the samples. I was gonna recreate the whole beat then I found a way to keep it. Major labels don’t play with samples not being cleared The song would never have come out or cleared legal at Def Jam. If that’s nothing, then he’s right. He should have better file management skills if he works at an electronics repair shop. He should get facts straight before he speaks on my name. I let the claim go because I have better shit to do than fight with people over BS. Hope he enjoys the bread and appreciates what I did to help him make $$. That’s about it. Menace, put some respek on my name. And thank god Mike Dean removed your samples, youngin. Should throw me a few points from his pocket my way, but I am doing ok with or without the “Panda” bread.
Now, it seems like Menace has had a slight change of heart about the way he went about things. He posted an apology to Future, Mike Dean and Kanye West for good measure.
Menace never denied the copyright claims though. So, maybe he’s just sorry for not putting respect on their names.
Photo: Menace Instagram