Bruno Mars has a new lawsuit on his hands over “Uptown Funk.”
The pop singer and Mark Ronson scored a massive hit with their collaborative single “Uptown Funk.” The single was released in 2014 and went on to become one of the biggest song on the planet that year and is still in heavy rotation on radios to date. The retro music video for “Uptown Funk” has already clocked close to three billion views on YouTube. But after making millions off the single, here comes a new lawsuit from a rap group who claim that they rip off their song, TMZ reported.
The Sequence claimed that Bruno Mars and Ronson ripped off their 1970s classic “Funk You Up” which created history in 1979 when it became the first rap son to reach the top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In their suit, the female trio claim that “Uptown Funk” has “significant and substantially similar compositional elements.” They are asking for an unspecified sum in their suit.
This is the second lawsuit the two singers are facing in the last couple of months. Back in September of this year, Roger Troutman and Zapp filed legal docs claiming that Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson stole pieces of their song “More Bounce to the Ounce” which was released in 1980.