*T-Pain is reportedly being sued by singer Sara Stokes from Diddy’s MTV series “Making the Band” after he allegedly failed to credit her for a song she wrote for Jennifer Hudson.
Stokes claimed that she co-wrote Hudson’s track “What’s Wrong (Go Away)’ with the Auto-Tuned rapper, whose real name is Faheem Najm. The song appeared on J-Hud’s self-titled debut in 2008. [Listen to track below.]
“The exploitation of musicians is a story as old as the music and recording industry itself,” said Stokes’ lawyer, according to AllHipHop.com. “Unfortunately, too often in today’s popular music culture, the fame and notoriety of some performers may eclipse the considerable contributions and integrity of developing artists/writers, often at the expense of the legal and moral rights of lesser known co-authors.”
The attorney added: “Only slight deviations in the lyrics exist between Stokes’s version and the released version, whereas the whole musical composition is the exact same on which Stokes collaborated with Najm.”
Stokes is reportedly seeking royalty payments as well as a co-writing credit and legal fees.