Popstar Dua Lipa faces lawsuit for hit song ‘Levitating’
Dua Lipa has chosen not to respond to a recent lawsuit against her hit track “Levitating.” Musician Bosko Kante filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles, claiming that the pop star and her label, Warner Music Group, used his “talk box” recording without seeking his permission in three remixes of the song.
According to Kante, this constitutes copyright infringement, as there was an oral agreement that his creation with a wearable electronic device would only be used in the original recording of the song. The lawsuit, filed on Monday, seeks more than $20 million in profits from the allegedly infringing music.
This isn’t the first time Lipa has faced legal challenges regarding “Levitating.” She previously dealt with two other copyright lawsuits. One complaint from reggae group Artikal Sound System. Another lawsuit was filed by songwriters Sandy Linzer and L. Russell Brown which is still going on.
“Levitating” was part of Dua Lipa’s successful 2020 album “Future Nostalgia.”