Shenseea Faces $10 Million Copyright Lawsuit On Her New Song With Megan Thee Stallion

Dancehall artiste Shenseea and her label, Interscope Records, have been hit with a $10 million copyright lawsuit for her hit single, “Lick”. The song is on her new album Alpha and features Megan Thee Stallion.


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Shenseea’s celebration of a new album gets cut short

Shenseea and her record label Interscope have been hit with a $10 million lawsuit. The dancehall artist’s superhot single “Lick” featuring Houston hottie Megan thee Stallion is being accused of copyright.

The lawsuit is declaring Shenseea ripped off portions of  Denise Belfon’s song “Work” without clearing the sample. Anastas “Nas-T” Hackett, who wrote, produced, and recorded “Work” with Belfon back in 1999, filed the lawsuit.

According to Nas-T, a request to use parts of “Work” was denied in September due to “the inadequate terms offered.” However, Shenseea and her team went ahead and sampled the song anyway “without authority or consent.” He said they “used significant parts of the song,” ultimately violating the United States Copyright Act. 

The claims came after Nas-T had an interview about the song. He said: “I think it’s a wonderful thing, especially when they seek clearances to be used in songs instead of taking it willy-nilly.”

Shenseea Gave Props To The Whining Queen

In January, Shenseea was spotted performing “Lick” in a club with “Work” singer, Denise Belfon, right by her side.

She gave props to Belfon, saying, ” Big up Denise, she is the original queen of put your back in it. I’m a woman I love to support women.”

At that time, there was no apparent beef over the use of Work, nor were copyright claims filed.

Megan and Shenseea Announce “Lick”

Megan Thee Stallion and Shenseea announced their “Lick” collaboration in January, posting the cover art of the pair looking sexy and posing together on the floor. This drew immediate comparisons with the iconic visuals that came with Megan and Cardi’s hit “WAP.”  Shenseea gained exposure after being featured in Kanye West’s album Donda and making an appearance at his listening party.

Is Shenseea London On Da Track’s Newest Conquest?

Meanwhile, Shenseea recently released her anticipated studio album Alpha. As expected, she had to have an album release party to celebrate. The party was in her home country Jamaica but music producer London On Da Track stole the show. 

London iced Shenseea out in a new diamond chain with an ‘S’ pendant to match. The two have been getting pretty cozy lately. They were caught holding hands at the Super Bowl, causing a frenzy of takes about the two dating.