Travis Scott is facing legal action for his 2019 single ‘Highest In The Room’, with a Danish producer accusing the rapper of stealing the song’s melody.
Benjamin Lasnier has named Scott in a copyright infringement lawsuit claiming that an edited version of a guitar melody Lasnier posted on Instagram was used in the 2019 track, obtained via TMZ. The other two songwriters suing Scott alongside Lasnier are Olivier Bassil and Lukas Benjamin Leith.
In addition to Scott, Lasnier also names the song’s other credited producers and engineers – Oz (Ozan Yildirim), Nik D (Nik Dejan Frascona), Mike Dean, Jimmy Cash (Jamie Lepr), and Sean Solymar. The lawsuit claims that Lepr in particular solicited beats through Instagram prior to the song’s release.
“Everything we basically have to say is set forth in the Complaint,” Richard Bush, attorney for Lasnier, Bassil and Leith, wrote in a statement.
“I will just add that our clients are very successful songwriters/producers who, as set forth in the Complaint, and is common practice, corresponded with the defendant writers with an eye toward licensing their work through a collaboration. They never expected that this would end up in a lawsuit but felt they had no choice but to take this action under these circumstances.”
‘Highest In The Room’ was Scott’s first single following the release of widely acclaimed 2018 album ASTROWORLD. The song also charted in last year’s Hottest 100.