Rapper Claims Rockstar Used His Songs In GTAV Without Permission
In a game this massively huge, it was probably inevitable that someone somewhere would say they never gave Rockstar permission to use something.
In the case of Grand Theft Auto V, it's rapper Daz Dillinger, who according to TMZ has sent Rockstar a cease and desist letter. It accuses the developer of using his music in the game without actually paying him.
Apparently, they did offer to pay him for his songs "C-Walk" and "Nothin But the Cavi Hit," but he rejected the "offensively low offer of $4,271.00." That certainly does seem a little low. Anyway, the ex-Dogg Pound member has given Rockstar and publisher Take-Two Interactive an ultimatum: Either give him more money, or recall and destroy all unsold copies of the game. Okay, well, that probably won't happen, so I imagine they'll just have to pay him. As for Dillinger, he said this is about "respecting an artist's work."
Rockstar has 14 days to respond. Well, they've made over $1 billion on the game already so I'm sure all parties can come to some agreement.
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V
10/11/2013 9:41:17 PM Ben Dutka