Christina Aguilera is back in the headlines. This time around it’s for her 2006 hit single “Ain’t No Other Man”, which borrows a sample from a 43-year-old song — a sample which a new lawsuit claims Sony Music hasn’t paid the rightful owner for.
Christina’s song samples from a 1968 Latin tune entitled “Hippy Skippy Moon Strut” (aka “I’ll Be a Lucky Man”) by Dave Cortez and the Moon People. (Yes that’s their official name).
According to the federal lawsuit, which was filed in New York, TufAmerica purchased the exclusive rights to “Hippy Skippy” in 2004, however Christina’s label, Sony Music, inked a deal with Codigo Music and the Clyde Otis Music Group to use the song.
TufAmerica is asking the court to declare it the rightful owner of the soulful ’60s hit, and to void the other publishers’ claims on the song. The company is also seeking monetary damages.
SMH….things just keep going from bad to worse with this girl.