*Snoop Dogg is being sued, along with Nate Dogg, Dr. Dre, Warren G, Suge Knight and Kurupt, by a pair of musicians who claim that their track “Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Can’t Have None),” from Snoop‘s 1993 album “Doggystyle,” is a ripoff of their song.
Craig Ward and Antonio White allege copyright infringement and fraud. They claim to have played their self-produced track “Ain’t No Fun” for former Death Row boss Knight in 1992, with Snoop, Dre and Kurupt present.
The Snoop track, released the following year, “uses the title with the exact words as Plaintiffs’ work, as well as a variation,” the suit says.
The complaint claims that Ward and White struck an agreement with Suge, stating that a CD would be released of their self-produced album “Volume 1 — Out to Get a Grip” — which contains “Ain’t No Fun” — in exchange for Knight obtaining the masters for the album.
Knight received the masters, the lawsuit alleges, but the deal fell apart once Ward and White heard the Snoop Dogg track.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.