Lil Nas X and Sony are gonn ahave to ride right past Old Town Road, right to the courthouse, because the pair are being sued in court over the smash hit. Allegedly, Lil Nas X is accused of sampling the song “Carry On” by an artist named Bobby Caldwell without permission.
In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, the plaintiff, The Music Force, claims the country rapper (real name Montero Lamar Hill) knowingly appropriated parts of the 1992 Bobby Caldwell track without consent or approval.
The complaint further alleges that the “Old Town Road” hitmaker and producer Beats (real name Jeffry Maxwell Newlin) were “motivated by greed and malicious intent.”
The complaint also suggests Sony should’ve discovered that Lil Nas X and Beats had broken copyright law by not getting permission to use “Carry On.” The lawsuit is asking for $25 million total in damages.