Published August 07, 2008
NEW YORK – Grammy-winning singer Mary J. Blige was sued in New York for $2 million by a company that says she stole some of the music she used on her latest hit album and in an iPod commercial.
The Drama Family Entertainment company filed the lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday.
The lawsuit claims the company suffered copyright infringement because the singer's "Growing Pains" album contains the song "Work That." The suit says the song was created by a producer who worked for the company at the time.
The song was featured with a silhouetted Blige in an iPod commercial. But iPod maker Apple Inc. is not named in the lawsuit.
A message left with a Blige lawyer on Thursday has not been returned.