Albanian-British singer Dua Lipa, 27, has been sued over a recording she allegedly used for her hit “Levitating”.
Music producer Bosco Kante is suing the pop star, alleging that one of her songs was used in non-copyright remixes.
Kante believes he is entitled to more than $20 million in profits from the success of Levitating, which is why he filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles on Monday.
Kante says he created the ElectroSpit Talk Box, a device worn around the neck that can convert vocal vibrations into instrumental sounds. Billboard reported that Kante’s lawyers said he made “repeated attempts” to resolve the charge, which they said was a “blatant infringement” of the producer’s copyright.
His lawyers added that the producer sued because Lipa showed “an unwillingness to cooperate or take responsibility.”
This isn’t the first time Lipa has faced legal action over one of her most popular songs, “Levitating.”
Raggae Artikal Sound System filed a lawsuit against the famous singer in March 2022, alleging that the track copied their 2017 song “Live Your Life”. The case was dropped in June.
In another lawsuit still pending, songwriters L. Russell Brown and Sandy Linzer claimed that Lipa used the tune from the 1979 song “Wiggle And Giggle All Night”.