Cardi B sued for alleged copyright infringement of Reservation Dogs beat

Production duo Kemika1956 sues Cardi B for allegedly using their beat from the FX series "Reservation Dogs" without permission or credit in her single "Enough (Miami)."

Cardi B is facing a lawsuit from production duo Kemika1956, who claim that her recent single “Enough (Miami)” infringes on their song “Greasy Frybread” from the acclaimed FX series Reservation Dogs.

According to the lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Kemika1956 alleges that Cardi B and her team used the beat from their song without permission or credit. The duo claims that they created the beat for “Greasy Frybread” in 2021 and it was featured in the fourth episode of Reservation Dogs, which aired on August 30th.

Kemika1956 also alleges that Cardi B’s team reached out to them in September, expressing interest in using the beat for “Enough (Miami).” However, the duo claims that they never gave permission for the beat to be used and were not properly credited or compensated for its use.

The lawsuit states, “Cardi B and her team have willfully and knowingly used the beat from ‘Greasy Frybread’ without permission or authorization, and have failed to properly credit or compensate Kemika1956 for their work.”

Kemika1956 is seeking damages and an injunction to stop the distribution and performance of “Enough (Miami).” They are also requesting that Cardi B and her team provide an accounting of all profits made from the song.

This is not the first time Cardi B has faced legal action over her music. In 2019, she was sued by a man who claimed that she used his image without permission on the cover of her mixtape Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1. The case was eventually settled out of court.

Cardi B has not yet responded to the lawsuit. However, her team has previously denied any wrongdoing in regards to the use of the beat for “Enough (Miami).” It remains to be seen how the case will unfold and if Cardi B will be held responsible for the alleged infringement.

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