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Swizz Beatz and Timbaland sue Triller for $28 MILLION after failing to pay Verzuz


Hip-hop producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland are joining forces to sue the buyer of their popular music competition series Verzuz after claiming the company failed to pay.

Swizz Beatz (real name: Kasseem Dean) and Timbaland (Timothy Mosley) have filed a lawsuit against social media video platform Triller for $28 million, according to documents obtained by TMZ.

They claim in the lawsuit that the platform more than once failed to make the required payments after the purchase of the video series, although it allegedly reached a settlement after the first default.

Going to court: Swizz Beatz (R) and Timbaland (L) are suing social media platform Triller for $28 million after it allegedly failed to pay for their Verzuz series, TMZ reported Monday;  seen in 2019 in Atlanta

Going to court: Swizz Beatz (R) and Timbaland (L) are suing social media platform Triller for $28 million after it allegedly failed to pay for their Verzuz series, TMZ reported Monday; seen in 2019 in Atlanta

Swizz Beatz, 43, and Timbaland, 50, came up with the idea for a musical duel early in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, and they faced off at the first performance in March 2020.

Each event features two top stars, usually hip hop or R&B, as they trade their most popular songs while trying to outdo each other.

Each episode typically features artist commentary on the creation of their signature tracks. Although the home fans keep the scores, there is no official score and no winner is declared.

Default of payment: The lawsuit says Triller agreed to buy Verzuz in January 2021, but defaulted after two payments.  After reaching a settlement, he again defaulted;  Swizz (centre) seen with (left to right) Dj Runna, will.i.am and Timbaland in May

Default of payment: The lawsuit says Triller agreed to buy Verzuz in January 2021, but defaulted after two payments.  After reaching a settlement, he again defaulted;  Swizz (centre) seen with (left to right) Dj Runna, will.i.am and Timbaland in May

Default of payment: The lawsuit says Triller agreed to buy Verzuz in January 2021, but defaulted after two payments. After reaching a settlement, he again defaulted; Swizz (centre) seen with (left to right) Dj Runna, will.i.am and Timbaland in May

The lawsuit says the producers agreed to sell the rights to Verzuz to TikTok competitor Triller in January 2021.

However, they claim the social media company broke the deal after just two payments.

Although they later reached a settlement, they claim Triller defaulted again after just one more payment, although it’s unclear how much the company has paid so far.

Pay: In addition to the $28 million the beatmakers are asking for, they're also seeking interest on that amount;  seen together in 2018 in New Jersey

Pay: In addition to the $28 million the beatmakers are asking for, they're also seeking interest on that amount;  seen together in 2018 in New Jersey

Pay: In addition to the $28 million the beatmakers are asking for, they’re also seeking interest on that amount; seen together in 2018 in New Jersey

In addition to the $28 million demanded by the beatmakers, they are also seeking interest on that amount.

So far, Triller has not commented on the lawsuit.

The series creators were its first contestants in a battle on March 24, 2020, and subsequent episodes of its first season featured T-Pain competing against Lil Jon, Teddy Riley taking on Babyface twice, Erykah Badu playing opposite to Jill Scott and Nelly rap against Ludacris.

Showdown: Each event features two high-profile stars, usually hip hop or R&B, as they trade their most popular songs while trying to outdo each other;  Lil Wayne seen at Verzuz from Bone Thugs-N-Harmonyy and Three 6 Mafia in December

Showdown: Each event features two high-profile stars, usually hip hop or R&B, as they trade their most popular songs while trying to outdo each other;  Lil Wayne seen at Verzuz from Bone Thugs-N-Harmonyy and Three 6 Mafia in December

Showdown: Each event features two high-profile stars, usually hip hop or R&B, as they trade their most popular songs while trying to outdo each other; Lil Wayne seen at Verzuz from Bone Thugs-N-Harmonyy and Three 6 Mafia in December

Origin: | Dailymail.co.uk

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