Ms. Blige is Off the Hook

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Mary J. Blige can finally put away her checkbook now:

A lawsuit targeting R&B star MARY J. BLIGE’s hit song FAMILY AFFAIR for alleged copyright infringement has been dropped. The action accused Blige’s songwriting team of coming up with a tune bearing close lyrical resemblance to rapper Benevolence’s song Party Ain’t Crunk.

The track was submitted to Universal Records by Benevolence’s manager James White in May 2001 – three months before Blige completed work on Family Affair. In the suit, filed in January (09), White and fellow plaintiff Leonard James also initially named Family Affair producer Dr. Dre but he was dropped from the action after a court ruled there was a “lack of personal jurisdiction”. Responding to the accusation, Blige and Universal Records challenged White and James to provide proof the two songs were similar lyrically – and when they failed to respond with strong evidence the case was dismissed.

How amusing that Mary & company called that sucka’s bluff. Pay-off averted.

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  • Lady Law

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  • Sickofitt!

    Love Mary

  • African Princess

    Go Mary!

  • Bajansparkle

    Stand your ground Mary!!

  • Angee

    Love, Love, Love MJB!!!

  • dayg715

    no surprise. mary is from yonkers, and yonkers don’t back down to NOBODY!! get it, Queen mary!

  • jaysblazin

    now that’s wassup

  • http://YAHOO.COM BROOKLYN

    You go lady from # 1 fan

  • I LUV RAY LEWIS

    She looks NICE.

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  • C'AIRA

    tia–u r one of few who don’t like MJB–what is wrong with U??

  • Mean Gurl (♥ I'M Not Scare of Lions n Tigers n Bears♥

    tis maybe it was your stank attitude that turned her off..just like it did on this blog!

  • KeithBlack

    I can’t say that I’m really happy for her.
    These popular stars in the music industry get famous from stealing other people’s tunes and lyrics.
    Mary may have had the suit dropped but ALL of the music big-wigs steal music and then have the money and fame to get the suits thrown out of court. It’s really not fair!!! Mary, Jay-Z, Dr.Dre, Madonna, BEYONCE,FERGIE,RIHANNA, all of them have been stealing music, lyrics, and concepts for years.
    It’s really UNFAIR!!!

  • FURIOUZ STYLEZ

    THAT PROUD MARY KEEP ON BURNING–MJB IS THE HOTTEST!

  • LawdhavMercythisshitis real

    lets get it crunked …..

  • DATPHILYGIRL

    everytime i hear that song it reminds me of undercover brother…and SNL guy is dancing to it….lol

  • http://www.actressscene.com/ Actress Scene

    Great Lady

  • http://yahoo Mark A

    Mary J., is the type of sista that you want to take home to meet your mama, grand mama, great grand mama, take her to the cemetery and meet the rest of your mamas. One of those down with you lady. Not out in the streets, and wild, but do party, having respect for herself and others. Enjoy life peacefully. It’s hard to find a woman, excuse me lady like that. Keep up the good life for yourself Mary J. 🙂

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/brownsugar976 brownsugar

    THAT’S MY SISTA GILR MJB. CANT KEEP A GOOD WOMAN DOWN.

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