SisQó’s “Thong Song” dropped over 15 years ago, but the Baltimore singer says that he still hasn’t received what he’s owed from the success of the 1999 mega hit and several other songs from his catalog.
According to TMZ, the singer—whose birth name is Mark Andrews— filed a $3.6 million lawsuit over royalties he says that he has yet to receive. In his lawsuit, Andrews says that he hired 27 Red Music to collect royalties from multiple music publishing companies for songs he released between 1996 and 2005—including “Thong Song”. Andrews says that the company successfully collected the money, but failed to hand over the $600,000 that they rounded up on his behalf.
In addition to demanding the $600,000 that he says he’s owed, the Dru Hill singer is also requesting $3 million in punitive damages.
Of course, there are two sides to every story, but if things have gone down the way that SisQó says that they have, this company needs to stop playing and cut that check. Anyone would be furious knowing that they haven’t been compensated for work they did over 15 years ago.
For old times’ sake…