Did she really steal her breakthrough pop single “Levitating” from the band?
Artikal Sound System, a Florida reggae band, has filed a copyright infringement complaint against Dua Lipa, alleging that her ‘Levitating’ is a rip-off of their 2017 hit ‘Live Your Life.’ The news was initially reported by TMZ.
Warner Records, Dua Lipa’s label, and others are also named as defendants in the action. They’re claiming damages along with any income that should have come from the achievement of ‘Levitating.’
‘Levitating’ is one of the singer’s most well-known compositions. The electro-disco track was a critical and commercial smash, and it was pulled from her enormous second studio album, 2020’s Future Nostalgia.
Artikal Sound System is a South Florida-based reggae band that began as a pair in 2012 before expanding to include other musicians and singer Logan Rex. The song “Live Your Life” was included on the band’s 2017 EP Smoke and Mirrors.
Reactions to A Florida Reggae Band Is Suing Dua Lipa For Her Popular Track "Levitating"
Dua lipa when she gets sued for millions pic.twitter.com/fjduLUp2sX— ✮Baah✮ (@ItzThatBoiMike) March 2, 2022
First Taylor sued with sio , then Katy with Dark horse, Olivia Rodrigo with good 4 u and now Dua lipa with levitating. Imagine how tired we are.— Liam (@poptaylor13) March 2, 2022
lmaooo had to go to YouTube and she bit this for sure https://t.co/kRp0rFvZgO— Jamalapeño (@hotjamalle) March 2, 2022
a white reggae band? anyways.. what Dua say..— BIG TIDDY TARYN (@skinnymysterio) March 2, 2022
I NEED CHEW 🗣🗣🗣🗣 https://t.co/cdyEjdNOTC
it’s a white reggae band so it cancels out https://t.co/A3tkBVmITA— lexi manuel miranda (@PARTYLEXDOOR) March 2, 2022
White people have no business making reggae so I'm taking Dua's side automatically. https://t.co/dk1ejrkBy5— connor. (@_FluorescentBlu) March 2, 2022
Funny part is she kicked dababy off the song so now she getting sued by herself. https://t.co/tSfe1wGFh0— doubleneck shawty (@ppapajojo) March 2, 2022
They're gonna get their money 😵💫😵💫😵💫😵💫pic.twitter.com/3TJB01XQrE https://t.co/IIB8yWnW1R— Piñata Farms 🪅 (@pinatafarms) March 2, 2022