Travis Scott is being sued by Three 6 Mafia member DJ Paul for $20 million over the supposedly stolen chorus of the former’s “No Bystanders.”
Paul claims that the hook of Scott’s song, which goes “fuck the club up, fuck the club up,” is “virtually identical and strikingly similar” to Three 6 Mafia’s 1997 track “Tear Da Club Up,” according to documents obtained by The Blast.
The lawsuit also singled out Travis Scott’s 2019 Grammys performance of “No Bystanders,” where he swapped out “fuck” for “tear.” Paul claims that the “Sicko Mode” rapper did not seek permission to use the hook, and he’s claiming damages over copyright infringement—but it should also be noted that he is the only Three 6 Mafia member named in the lawsuit.
“Travis Scott and I have been in touch personally about this matter, he is aware of the situation, as is his label,” Paul said in a statement to Complex. “Everything will be worked out accordingly with proper communication between he, [fellow Three 6 Mafia member] Juicy J and I. There is no beef, just business.”
“No Bystanders,” is a cut from Scott’s critically acclaimed album, Astroworld. Check both songs out below and judge for yourself.
”Tear Da Club Up”: