Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” has gotten her into additional legal difficulties, with a new case being filed against her just after the first one was dismissed. Using a tape he recorded with his talk box, artist Bosko Kante is suing Dua Lipa and Warner Music Group for millions of dollars in copyright infringement in Los Angeles. It’s the third time “Levitating” has been sued.
According to the lawsuit, Bosko Kante verbally agreed with the song’s producers that his talk box recording may only be utilized in the original recording and not in any remixes. Now he’s suing for almost $20 million, claiming that several remixes, including one with The Blessed Madonna and one with rapper DaBaby, as well as a performance by Dua Lipa at the American Music Awards, all infringed on his copyright.
As per the sources, he has made numerous attempts to resolve this matter short of litigation, but such efforts were unsuccessful, due to Defendants’ unwillingness to cooperate or accept responsibility for this blatant infringement of Plaintiff’s copyrights.
This is the third lawsuit of its kind filed against Lipa and her song “Levitating,” the latest being filed by Kante.
Reggae band Artikal Sound System from Florida filed an action against the artist in March 2022, claiming that the song’s hook was stolen from their 2017 hit Live Your Life.
In June, the court ruled to drop the lawsuit. L. Russell Brown and Sandy Linzer, who wrote the song “Wiggle and Giggle All Night” in 1979, also sued Liipa for allegedly ripping off their composition.
About the song
One of the hits from Dua Lipa’s album Future Nostalgia is called “Levitating,” and its space-themed lyrics are still stuck in listeners’ brains.
After featuring it on her EP Future Nostalgia among some of her greatest hits including “Don’t Start Now,” “Physical,” and “Cool,” Dua Lipa decided to release “Levitating” as a single.
One of the best songs of all time, “Levitating” brought us the disco sounds after a long wait.
It’s very evident from the music video alone that ‘Levitating’ is about something we can only remember from our life before the pandemic: letting go on the dance floor, and of course, locking eyes with a specific someone at the same moment.