Should Desiigner Be Sued for Ripping Off Future?

Menace, the producer behind Desiigner’s hit ‘Panda,’ claimed that Future and Mike Dean have sued over the song.  Future denied the allegations.

Speaking with The Fader about rapper Future, Brooklyn rapper Desiigner praised his creativity.

I actually laugh at it, there’s nothing to get upset about.  I compliment the man about his creativity. I think he’s a great artist and I do what I do;  I just say we’re both blessed in our ways. I just say we’re both blessed in our ways. May God just keep it positive and keep me positive, keep me straight.

Now, months after praising Future, Desiigner has apparently become the target of a new lawsuit. The rapper’s producer claims that Future has sued the Brooklyn rapper for copyright infringement.

Last year, Desiigner rose to fame with his single, ‘Panda.’  The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100.  Following the song’s success, Panda’s producer, Menace signed a seven-figure deal with Stellar Songs.  In an interview with DJ Booth, Menace claimed that Future filed an infringement claim.  Because of this, he hasn’t received compensation from the song. Menace claimed,

There was a situation with Future putting [an infringement] claim in because apparently, he said that ‘Panda’ sounded like ‘F… Up Some Commas.’  So we were just about to see the checks but there’s been a lot of delays so we won’t see anything until next year anyway.  Not only [Future], Mike Dean, Kanye West’s producer, he put a claim in as well saying that he did something to the beat and he never did.

“I don’t think we’ll see a check until probably next year.  Right now, it’s just going through negotiations.  The problem is that once someone puts a claim in, it just stops everything.”

Following Menace’s claims, Future sent out a statement.  Representatives denied the allegations stating that they are simply “not true.”  Mike Dean, Kanye West’s producer, also issued a strongly worded statement against the producer’s allegations.  Confirming that he had originally pursued a claim, Dean later dismissed it entirely. Speaking with XXL Mag, he said,

He should have better file management skills if he works at an electronics repair shop.

“He should get facts straight before he speaks on my name. I let the claim go because I have better s–t to do than fight with people over BS. Hope he enjoys the bread and appreciates what I did to help him make $$. That’s about it. Menace, put some respek [sic] on my name.

“And thank god Mike Dean removed your samples, youngin.  Should throw me a few points from his pocket my way, but I am doing ok with or without the “Panda” bread.

He also called out Menace on Twitter.

Menace has yet to respond to Mike Dean’s comments.