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Red Rat and Chris Brown have reached a settlement

Written by on September 13, 2022

September 2022 (ReggaeVibeMedia) – Dancehall musician Red Rat reportedly reached a settlement with Chris Brown over claimed infringement of the copyright to his song Tight Up Skirt, but he refused to speak on the matter.

Greensleeves Publishing Ltd. and Chris Brown’s record company Sony Music Entertainment have resolved their legal dispute over copyright infringement.

The lawsuit claimed that Brown’s song Privacy (2017) purposefully appropriated the words and rhythms from Red Rat’s tune Tight Up Skit. The lawsuit was submitted to a New York District Court in July 2021. (1997).

In the original complaint, Greensleeves—which was acquired by VP Records in 2008—sought more than $1,500,000 USD in losses, earnings, and interest.

Greensleeves, Brown, and Sony informed Judge Robert W. Lehrburger in a letter to the court that they “had achieved a settlement in principle, which entirely settles the dispute” today (September 8).

The settlement agreement’s specifics, including its financial parameters, were kept confidential.

According to court records, Judge Lehrburger has given the three parties 45 days to complete the paperwork for the settlement.

Andrew “Buccaneer” Bradford produced Tight Up Skirt for his Mad Lion Riddim, which also featured tracks like Goofy’s Buff Bay, Ghost’s Mixup Situation, and Buccaneer’s Plenty More Gal. Later, the song was included on the Greensleeves album Oh No… It’s Red Rat by Red Rat.


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