The smash hit “All the Way Up” by Fat Joe, Remy Ma, and French Montana was nominated for Best Rap Song at the 2017 Grammy Awards, but now has some controversy attached to it.
A South Florida rapper, who goes by the name Young Havana, is suing the song’s performers a co-writing credit, co-ownership of the song, royalties, and other damages, according to Okayplayer.
In court documents obtained by TMZ, Havana, whose real name is Eric Elliott, says he helped co-write an unfinished version of the song with another rapper, Infared, in 2015.
The finished version of the song is nearly identical to the one Havana helped write, the lawsuit says.
Havana’s claim isn’t completely falsified it seems. In the lawsuit, he alleges that he confronted Fat Joe about his role in creating the song in March 2016. Their meeting resulted in Joe giving Havana a $5,000 check with the promise of more money to be sent to Havana once the track generated additional income, but that never happened.
Havana asked French Montana about the record outside of DJ Khaled’s studio in 2017 as well, but again to no avail, according to the lawsuit.
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