Entertainment Weekly Reports:
n a lawsuit filed Wednesday, the plaintiff, The Music Force, claims the country rapper (real name Montero Lamar Hill) knowingly appropriated parts of the 1992 Bobby Caldwell track without consent or approval.
The complaint further alleges that the “Old Town Road” hitmaker and producer Beats (real name Jeffry Maxwell Newlin) were “motivated by greed and malicious intent.”
The music video for the song, also titled “Carry On,” was posted to YouTube where it had almost 4 million views, according to court records obtained by EW. That version has since been removed from the streaming video platform, but The Music Force estimates there to be over 85 new illegal versions on YouTube using the alleged infringed version of the song. Lil Nas X also distributed his version of the song via SoundCloud and Spotify.