Britney Spears, will.i.am Lose 'Scream & Shout' Lawsuit
Pop singer Tulisa Contostavlos has won her five-year-long lawsuit over Britney Spears and will.i.am's "Scream & Shout" after claiming that she went without credit on the track ever since its release.
In her lawsuit, Contostavlos claimed that the song was originally titled "I Don’t Give a F**k" and included on her debut LP, The Female Boss, before it was swiped from her project and The Black Eyed Peas producers presented the track to Spears.
It was released in Nov. 2012 during Spears' guest judging stint on the second U.S. season of The X Factor and went on to peak at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
On Wednesday, it was reported that the pop singer/songwriter was given 10 per cent of both the global publishing rights and sales for "Scream & Shout" as well as a songwriting credit. Royalties from the track have been frozen since 2012 due to the lawsuit.
Contostavlos isn't a household name in North America, but overseas fans will recognize her as a former member of the group N-Dubz, who had 12 hit songs in the UK before separating in 2011. Similar to Spears, she was once a judge on the UK version of The X Factor and most known for mentoring Little Mix.
Original article by James Dinh at iHeartRadio