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Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul Files $20 Million Copyright Lawsuit Against Travis Scott

Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul claims that parts of Travis Scott’s song “No Bystanders” are nearly identical to a song he wrote, and now, he’s taking legal action.

According to TMZ, Paul filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Travis Scott for similarities in “cadence and sound” between “No Bystanders” and Three 6 Mafia’s 1997, “Tear Da Club Up,” which was co-written by Paul. 

In official court documents obtained by the publication, DJ Paul says the hook to his track says “Tear da club up, tear da club up” while Travis’ track goes “F*** da club up. F*** da club up.” 

In addition, Paul mentioned Scott’s Grammy performance of “No Bystanders,” from earlier this year. Paul said that the rendition of the song that Scott performed used Paul’s exact hook, word for word.

“No Bystanders” is a track off of Scott’s highly successful album “Astroworld,” which debuted at #1 on Billboard. DJ Paul wants the track pulled from the album, and is seeking $20 million in damages from profits he believes the song earned.

However, sources close to the situation say that DJ Paul and Travis Scott had a conversation on Tuesday and are working towards a resolution. No other members of Three 6 Mafia are named in the lawsuit at this time.

About Retonjah Burdette

Retonjah Burdette is a publicist and published content curator from Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University in 2017, Burdette then went on to get field experience with one of the top entertainment PR firms in Atlanta. Since the start of her career, Burdette has worked with a number of actors, authors, entrepreneurs and independent artists. She has secured placements on media outlets such as TV One’s Sister Circle, Good Day Atlanta on FOX, V-103, CBS 46, Kontrol Magazine, KISS 104.1 and Rolling Out to name a few. In addition to her growth in PR, she is currently a writer for Baller Alert, a top platform for news and entertainment. In hopes of bringing the visions of others to life, she launched Girl Avant-Garde in 2019, a creative agency specializing in innovative content, branding and PR in entertainment. Her overall goal is to have autonomy over her creative thought process and to teach branding to new entrepreneurs and others pursuing a career in the public eye.

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