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T Pain Accused of Ripping Off Huggy Bear


06/27/2008
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(idolator) So here's how the great "I'm N Luv (Wit A Stripper)" heist of 2005 went down. Three producersóRodney King (no, not him), Jeff Byrd, and James Reeseówrote a song named "Makin' Luv 2 A Player" in 1997, which was then recorded by Antonio Fargas, a.k.a. TV's "Huggy Bear."

A year later, King and Fargas met with Steve Rifkind, then-owner of Loud Records, who was interested in having the Wu-Tang Clan or Fat Joe redo the track. The parties couldn't come to a mutual agreement, but Rifkind allegedly kept a copy of the song.

Eventually, according to the producers, T-Pain was given a copy of the song by Akon; his label Konvict Music, which signed T-Pain, was connected to Rifkind's SRC Records. Because this Antonio Fargas track is just that damn good.... More than 100 parties are listed in the lawsuit, which helps explain why the writers waited until well after the song reached its maximum cultural saturation to file suit. - Grab all the details here



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