Usher’s 2004 Confessions album was certainly one for the history books. It seemed as if every other week, his label released another hit single from the highly anticipated, super controversial studio album—including catchy club banger “Caught Up.” But now, nearly nine years after the single’s release, a crew of songrwriters, Zacharia Edwards, Mitch Moses and Vince McClean are allegedly claiming that they are actually the original composers of the track and that Usher and the lovely folks over at Arista Records stole the song from them.
According to Perez Hilton, the trio say that they wrote the song in 2002 and and played it from some executives at Arista. It appears that nothing became of the meeting. Two years later, they were shocked to hear R&B superstar, Usher Raymond, belting out their song on the radio. So yeah, basically they’re claiming the song was stolen from them and now they’re reportedly suing. Though this version of the story seems pretty simplified, we’re sure that there’s a lot more to the story. And we can’t help but wonder why it took them nine years to take legal action against Usher and Arista.
We hear that they’re suing for unspecified damages. Hopefully things can be settled out of court. Can you imagine if he had to run back and forth to court for this case and his ongoing child custody dispute with ex-wife, Tameka Raymond? Details about this case are still pretty scarce, but we’ll be sure to keep you all posted as this story develops.
For old times’ sake…
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