Earlier this year Kendrick Lamar was hit with bizarre lawsuit by an artist/producer named Terrance Haynes. He alleged that Kendrick and his longtime producer Terrace Martin have stolen parts for Kendrick Lamar’s 2017 song “LOYALTY” featuring Rihanna, from his own song with the same title.
Hayes claimed that him and Martin had a mutual collaborator, through which Martin accessed his song “Loyalty” which he made in 2011 and then remixed in 2016 ( Note : Terrance Hayes’s song “Loyalty” or its remix can’t be found online). Hayes complaint stated that Kendrick Lamar “copied the entire composition, including title, melody, harmony and rhythm” from his song and he received no credit whatsoever.
According to reports earlier this week Terrance Hayes has took down the lawsuit as his lawyer wrote to United States District Court Central District Of California “To the honorable court, all parties, and their attorneys of record: please take notice that Terrance Hayes hereby dismisses this action, without prejudice”
Kendrick Lamar had to go through one such ordeal as earlier a band Yeasayer alleged that Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd’s song “Pray For Me” includes some parts from their own ten years old song. Later this lawsuit was also dropped in similar fashion as “Loyalty” lawsuit.