*Two producers are suing the folks behind VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop” claiming the reality show was based on an idea they pitched several years ago.
According to TMZ, Trisha Lum and Nickie Lum-Davis filed the lawsuit against Viacom’s VH1 and MTV, claiming they pitched the idea in 2009, and thought they had a deal to make their show, called “Hip Hop Wives.”
According to the lawsuit, the show was supposed to star current and former flames of DMX, Swizz Beatz, Irv Gotti and Jim Jones, but VH1 execs cooled on the idea, saying they didn’t want a show that would compete with its other reality series, “Basketball Wives.”
The Lums say that in fact, VH1 used “Hip Hop Wives” as the template for “Love & Hip Hop.”
They are suing for copyright infringement and seek an eight-figure judgment.
Want to read more articles like this one? Subscribe to EURnewsletter.
Got A News Tip or Video You Want to Share? Contact us HERE.
- Dencia Drags MLK into Skin Whitening War with LisaRaye (WATCH)
- Is Jada Pinkett Smith on Her Way Back to ‘Gotham’?
- Judge Gives 20 Min Speech to Racist Cop Caught Beating Unarmed Black Man (Watch)
- Kalenna, Star of 'Love and Hip Hop' to Mingle With Fans
- The Case of Bobbi Kristina Brown 'Still Open and Under Investigation'
- Beyonce Drops 'Formation' A New Song & Video (Watch)
- TV One Boldly Launches New Brand Identity 'Represent'
- Bounce TV's Black History Month Tributes a Stirring Line-up
- Pantene Enlists NFL Players for Dad and Daughter Hair Campaign [WATCH]
- The Complete List of Winners from the 47th NAACP Image Awards
- Discover More Stories on EURweb: Click Here