Check out the latest happenings around the music world…
- When it comes to success, everybody wants a piece of the pie– even if they don’t deserve it. Consider the case of Frank Ocean. After a monstrous debut album, a gang of Grammy nominations and his inspiring personal growth, the 25-year-old singer claims his own father has threatened to sue him for $1 million, reports Rap-Up. “father wanna sue me for a million. like i owe him back child support. weak individual bought me a swiss knife at 6yrs old then dipped on me,” he tweeted before deleting. While it’s unclear what his father is allegedly suing him for, we can’t help but think the case will get thrown out. And Ocean will keep winning.
- Alicia Keys has a few legal troubles of her own. Songwriter Earl Shuman is suing the singer for copyright infringement on her hit single “Girl on Fire.” The plaintiff argues “Keys only uses two seconds of the original [song], but it helps make her record” and would appreciate the credit. Shuman co-authored the composition “Lonely Boy” in 1962, which reached No. 2 on Billboard’s charts in 1970 after being recorded by Eddie Holman as “Hey There Lonely Girl.”
- And finally, Tamar Braxton has been making a few media rounds to promote her new single “Love and War,” which raced up the iTunes charts earlier this month. On Wednesday, the youngest Braxton sister visited Good Morning America to belt out the emotionally-charged R&B smash. Check it out!