Based on the letter, obtained by TMZ, Turk alleges that French took lyrics from his group’s 1999 smash hit, “I Need A Hot Girl” without permission. The letter also claims that the stolen lyrics have garnered more than 17M views on YouTube. The 90’s group included Lil Wayne, B.G, Juvenile, and Turk. “I Need A Hot Girl” was one of the group’s biggest hits and landed on Billboard’s Hot 100.
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In French’s song, Doja Cat and Saweetie collab with the artist to sing, “I need a project btch, a hood rat btch. One don’t give a fck and say she took that dck.” The lyrics are very similar to the lyrics that Turk claims he wrote and performed for the original song.
A source for TMZ claims French actually purchased the beat and hook with the understanding that he was cleared. However, there seems to be some miscommunication, and French’s team is now working to fix the situation.
Turk’s attorney, Paul M. Aloise Jr., says that they are willing to settle outside of court.
“Handstand” is one of four singles from French Montana‘s 2021 album They Got Amnesia. The project included “FWMGAB”, “I Don’t Really Care”, and “Panicking.” The album also featured John Legend, Rick Ross, Kodak Black, Pop Smoke, and more.