Travis Scott is being sued by Danish producer Benjamin Lasnier who claims that a guitar recording that he posted on Instagram was used without his permission on Scotts Billboard #1 single, “Highest In the Room,” which was released last October.
Lasnier, who has previously produced for artists such as Trippe Redd and Don Toliver, is suing for copyright infringement claiming that once he posted the guitar melody to his account, a person named Jamie Lepr who works closely with Travis, took a beat pack from Lasnier prior to the single’s release without his permission. The lawsuit claims that the beat pack included a track called “Cartier,” which contained the guitar melody. Once “Highest In the Room” was released, Lasnier realized that the beat was too similar to that of “Cartier.”
On Tuesday, the lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Federal Court. The suit names everybody credited on the record, which is Oz (Ozan Yildirim), Nik D (Nik Dejan Frascona), Mike Dean, Jimmy Cash (Jamie Lepr), and Sean Solymar. In addition, producers Lukas Benjamin Leth and Olivier Bassil are also being sued.
Travis Scott’s team has yet to comment on the lawsuit.