Christina Aguilera has been caught in media frenzies lately after fumbling over the National Anthem at the Superbowl, falling at the Grammys and getting arrested for public intoxication. Now the pop star is being sued for her single “Ain’t No Other Man.”
The lawsuit claims that Aguilera and Sony Music haven’t paid the rightful owner for the hit single. “Ain’t No Other Man,” which was produced by DJ Premier, is claimed to have used a sample from Dave Cortez and the Moon People’s “Hippy Skippy Moon Strut.”
The latin tune “Hippy Skippy Moon People,” also known as “I’ll Be The Lucky Man,” was released in 1968 by TufAmerica. The company purchased exclusive rights for the song in 2004. Aguilera and her label Sony Music struck a deal with Codigo Music and the Clyde Otis Music Group to record the song, TMZ reports.
“Aguilera is not named as a defendent in the suit,” TMZ adds.
TufAmerica is seeking damages and wants the song declared back to its rightful owner. The company also wants other publishers’ claims removed from the song.
“Ain’t No Other Man” won Aguilera a Grammy in 2006 and reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.