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Boosie Calls Out Artists for Sampling His Music Without Permission

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In a recent turn of events, Badazz has thrown down the legal gauntlet against several artists, alleging the unauthorized sampling of his . This move, however, has ignited a heated debate, with some labeling Boosie's actions as hypocritical, drawing parallels to the controversial concept of “snitching” within the hip-hop community.

Venting his frustration on Instagram Live, Boosie passionately defended his decision, declaring, “I'm a hustler; you can call me out all day… I gotta stand up and fight for what is mine. What is mine IS mine. I'm a businessman, I'm an entrepreneur, man.”

is one of the artists Boosie is calling out for sampling his music without permission. However, fans of the Florida rapper, are not taking kindly to Boosie's pursuit of royalties, with some even targeting him on social media. Boosie, undeterred by the criticism, took to to address the situation, pointing out the double standard and emphasizing that this is strictly business.

Boosie addressed critics and those calling him out regarding the situation in a tweet.: HOW IS IT FOUL? IT'S BUIZNESS N YOU KNOW THAT .YOU AINT GO DO THAT TO NO OTHER MAJOR LABEL WITHOUT COMPENSATING THEM WITH THEY SPLITS‼️WHY DO IT TO A NIGGA YOU LOOKED UP TOO. U EXPECT ME TO LET U TAKE MY KIDS PUBLISHING GTFOH STOP PLAYING VICTIM MY NIGGA IS U GO SAMPLE NO LIMIT ,BAD BOY,CASH MONEY,SO SO DEF ,MICHEAL JACKSON ,MARVIN GAYE , R PRINCE WORD FOR WORD FOR FREE ? NO”

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The Florida rapper Rod Wave, is reportedly facing potential legal action over the alleged unauthorized use of one of Boosie's tracks. The song in question, “Long Journey,” from Rod Wave's recent album “Nostalgia,” bears a striking resemblance to Boosie's 2010 release of the same name.

Boosie, frustrated by what he perceives as a lack of respect, expressed his dissatisfaction, especially when compared to how major labels handle such situations. He highlighted that white artists are properly compensated when their songs are sampled, emphasizing the business aspect of the music industry.

Amidst the legal tensions, Rod Wave responded by joining Boosie's Instagram live, offering to discuss and settle the matter. The exchange wasn't intense; instead, they settled it amicably, with Rod Wave challenging Boosie and insisting on a real number for resolution.

Rod Wave responded by saying: “This shit gotta stop, man. What you talkin' 'bout suing me, bro? You talking about suing me? I'll pull up on you, bro. Tell me a number, tell me a real number.”

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On his IG story Rod Wave shared the following message: “On my momma Boosie big bra, I fw ya tell me a real number Yeen even gotta do all dat tell me a number ima pull and bring it to you””

Boosie, undeterred, responded to Rod Wave's offer, stating, “You will hear me in the morning, man, so we can talk numbers and clear the business, man. Imma hit you in the morning. DM me your number right now. I'm going to hit you in the morning so we can clear the business.”

The Louisiana King, appearing satisfied with Rod Wave's response, acknowledged the encounter, stating, “Oh man, it's been a good night, I ain't lying bro.” However, he did reveal that there are still a few more artists on his radar.

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Boosie continued to express his thoughts on the matter by saying “Rod Wave did it the best. No cap. A lot of artists sampling my shit. I can't even get a feature. People just don't think I'm business-minded, saying the exact same thing I said, but they wouldn't do that to a white artist or to another artist. Just Boosie. So I'm coming back for all of that, bro. Y'all already know. Y'all already know who is taking my shit. So I'm coming back for all that.”

The Baton Rouge native got more than Rod Wave in his sights – he's calling out and throwing some serious shade at Yung Bleu too, not just once, but multiple times.

With a determined tone, Boosie revealed the extent of his legal actions: “I just got off the phone with my attorney last night. I got like five situations. Ain't call me, ask me nothing…. I mean they just figure I'm too gangster to file a lawsuit. Copyright infringement, bro. This ain't like no Marvin Gaye and Robin Thicke shit; this some every word.”

Addressing the broader issue and questioning fairness, Boosie raised a poignant example: “Rod Wave did it the best. No cap. Rod Wave ain't the only one. Y'all better do y'all research. Rod Wave ain't the only one. Paper on paperwork on the way. And it's crazy because all of them name it the same song. … Can't let you just take my shit and I'm not getting anything. I just want my split, you know, my cut. My writer's cut and shit. I'm smiling. I ain't in my feeling. I ain't mad. I love when they do that shit.”

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Unfazed by the legal challenges ahead, Boosie maintained his focus on the business aspect: “When I hear people done took my shit and singing my shit and put it on records. I be .. they giving me my flowers, you know. I be liking that shit when I hear it. It's just that you gotta compensate me too, it's business, you know. Just like you do everybody else. Major labels try to be like ‘drop that shit.. Boosie ain't going to do nothing.'”

Lil Boosie concluded with a resolute declaration of his stance: “I just don't get this shit over with me, you know. I ain't trippin. I'm a hustler, man. We can go to court all day… regardless, man, I gotta stand up and I gotta stand up and fight for what's mine, bro. That's mine; what is mine is mine. Looking at what I got and how I'm living and don't wanna give me more. You know feeling like they can take mine and all these n**as who doing that shit, I'm coming for my shit. I'm a businessman, I'm an entrepreneur. I ain't on no block no more.”

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Boosie asserts that he is not simply seeking vengeance but is standing up for himself and protecting his work. He pointed out disparities in how artists of different backgrounds are treated when it comes to sampling, underscoring that this is a matter of business, not personal vendettas.

As the legal saga unfolds, it remains to be seen how other artists will react to Boosie's pursuit of what he believes is rightfully his in the complex world of music royalties and intellectual property.

Written by: Silvia Tine

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