There is something about music and lawsuits that seem to go hand-in-hand. Singers seem to get sued all the time and it usually has to do with copyright infringement. It seems that there are many unknown singers and rappers out there that think that the more successful ones are ripping them off. We’re not sure how much validity there is to that, but these cases find their ways to court. We are taking a good look at songs that have sparked lawsuits. There are just too many super famous singers and rappers getting sued and it is beginning to feel like some sort of conspiracy. Here are 9 of the most famous lawsuits.
9. Boyfriend – Avril Lavigne
In 2007, The Rubinoos front man Tommy Dunbar and co-writer James Gangwer sued Avril Lavigne, Gottwald, RCA Records and Apple Inc. According to them, Lavigne’s song “Girlfriend” infringed on their 1979 song “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend;” however, she claimed that she had never heard their song. In 2008, all parties reached a confidential settlement.