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Justin Timberlake — Record Label Sued for 'Suit & Tie'


0107-jt-02Justin Timberlake and Jay Z‘s hit song “Suit & Tie” was not exactly buttoned up, legally speaking … according to a group that’s suing, claiming the track ripped them off.

Two members of Sly, Slick and Wicked — a ’70s R&B group — filed the lawsuit, and in the docs they say “Suit & Tie” samples their song, “Sho’ Nuff” … which was released in 1973. It’s no lightweight hit … none other than James Brown produced it.

The band members say Justin’s record label, Universal Music Group, paid to sample the song — however, never got the rights to the vocal performances in that song. Their bottom line … we did the singing, but we didn’t get paid.