Lord Finesse Sues Mac Miller, Mac Responds

blame it on Shake July 11, 2012

For those of you that have been following Mac Miller for longer than his debut album, will probably remember Kool-Aid and Frozen Pizza. A track off his K.I.D.S. mixtape that sampled Lord Finesse’s Hip 2 Da Game. Well.. it looks like the unauthorized sample might cost the Pittsburgh kid $10 Million as Finesse has filed a lawsuit. After hearing of the actions taken against him, Mac took to Twitter to express his thoughts.

I’m supposed to be on hush but lemme speak on this real quick. 1. I made that record and video as nothing more than an 18 year old kid who wanted to rhyme and pay homage, no other intentions. 2. Finesse and I spoke on the phone for an hour after he heard the record and cleared the air. We even planned to work on music together. 3. All I wanted to do is shed light on a generation that inspired me. 4. When I heard there was a problem, I reached out to him to try and solve it. No response. 5. Finesse never cleared the Oscar Peterson sample on the original record. I did nothing wrong. We spoke on the phone had a good conversation, he was cool with the record. It’s all love tho. I ain’t even mad at dude. He still a legend. Lord Finesse, thank you for what u did for hip hop. Thank you for bringing my favorite rapper into the game. I should just drop some new music.

This morning Finesse jumped on his Twitter and gave his response as well.

1. I appreciate Mac’s kind words but his people did not handle his business correctly. 2. Basics – Mixtapes are one thing, but you can’t take someone’s else’s entire song, shoot a music video and call it your own. 3. Mac’s on the top of his game right now. I wish him the best in Europe and I hope to hear from him besides on Twitter.

The last mention leaves light that things could possibly be worked out IMO but we’ll just have to wait and see.