Remember a few years ago when Mary J. Blige was singing about how she didn't want any more drama in her life? Well, unfortunately for Mary, she just got a mess of it, in the form of a $2 million lawsuit from Drama Family Entertainment. The company filed the suit in Manhattan on Tuesday, claiming that Blige stole some of the music she used in the song "Work That" for her recent Growing Pains album, according to an Associated Press report.
In the suit, Drama Family claims it suffered copyright infringement over the song, which was used in an iPod commercial that showed Blige dancing in silhouette to the tune. The production house argues that the song was created by producer Theron Feemster, who worked for the company at the time, but that Drama Family never gave Feemster, Blige or her label the rights to release the song. A spokesperson for Blige could not be reached for comment at press time. A lawyer for Drama Family told the New York Daily News that it's unclear whether Blige knew the music belonged to someone other than Feemster, but that the producer "had no rights to the music he used."