Spotify is reportedly demanding that a lawsuit over Eminem’s music is thrown out of court.
In court documents secured by The Blast, the streaming giant is attempt to dismiss a case filed over the rapper’s streams.
Earlier this year, Eminem’s publisher Eight Mile Style accused them of copyright infringements in a substantial lawsuit. They allege that Spotify made Eminem’s hits available on their service, despite failing to obtain not a license for the rapper’s work.
But in the newly filed documents, Spotify says the lawsuit was brought in the wrong court. They deny the allegations and say they will “show at the appropriate time why Plaintiffs’ claims are meritless.”
In contrast, the publisher accuses Spotify of streaming Eminem’s work billions of times. They say that “Spotify has not accounted to Eight Mile or paid Eight Mile for these streams but instead remitted random payments of some sort, which only purport to account for a fraction of those streams.”
The suit is seeking up to $36 million in damages.
Speaking to Big Boy TV, the rapper said the jaunt would have been worth “collectively, over $100 million (£80.2 million)” if it had gone ahead. But Eminem turned it down because he was concerned about not seeing his daughter Hailie for so such a long period on a lengthy tour.
50 Cent’s latest comments come after he also revealed to LA radio station Real 92.3, that Eminem was working on a new album.
Post Malone also recently revealed that a planned collaboration with Eminem failed to happen on his new album ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ after the pair were unable to secure a time that worked for both stars.