*Yesterday we reported on The Dream’s dream of covering Aaliyah’s “One in a Million.” Today he’s back in the news along with Mariah Carey.
The two are in hot water after a Bay area producer and songwriter have filed a lawsuit against them for allegedly stealing the song “My Love.”
Preston Marshall and Demario Driver claim they created the original song back in 2008 when it was called “Are You the One.” According reports, the pair played the track for music marketing associate Jeff Huffman, who promised to get the track produced by some big names but he never followed through.
“I sent the song to him via email,” Marshall said in an interview. “I never heard back from him.” Less than a year later the single ‘My Love,’ off Dream’s ‘Love vs. Money’ was released featuring vocals from Carey. “I was hurt because you put a lot of time and effort into this. You know, music is my life. I feed my family this way.”
Marshall and Driver are seeking $450,000 in damages for copyright infringement, international interference with economic advancement and fraud. Huffman and Island Def Jam are also named in the suit.