Dua Lipa faces copyright infringement lawsuit over hit song ‘Levitating’

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Dua Lipa is facing a copyright infringement lawsuit over her hit song “Levitating.”

Released in 2020, the single peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, spending 41 weeks on the chart en route to to become the longest running top 10 by a lead female artist.

TMZ reports that a Florida reggae band called Artikal Sound System has sued the pop star, claiming “Levitating” is a scam of their 2017 song “Live Your Life.” Arkital Sound System names Lipa and his label Warner Records in the lawsuit, alleging they are owed profits they may have made from the success of “Levitating.”

According to court documents obtained by the outlet, the lawsuit claims that Dua and the people she worked with heard “Live Your Life” and then proceeded to make a copy of it creating “Levitating.”

In October 2020, Dua Lipa teamed up with DaBaby for a remix of “Levitating”. Last summer, the controversial rapper was pulled from the track following his homophobic comments at Rolling Loud Miami.

“I’m surprised and horrified by DaBaby’s comments,” Lipa wrote on her Instagram Stories at the time. “I really don’t recognize that as the person I worked with. I know my fans know where my heart goes and that I’m 100% with the LGBTQ community. We must unite to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS.

Complex has reached out to a representative for Dua Lipa for comment.

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