Lanez clapped back at the allegations, claiming he legally cleared the sample through Pretty Ricky’s publishing company. “STOLE WHAT ??!? Actually I BOUGHT the rights from whoever signed u and publishes your music … But I guess you weren’t apart of that conversation,” he wrote on Instagram Stories. “go stare in someone eyes and rub on someone thighs and leave me outta this one …. goodnight my black brother.”
Spectacular continued to refute the claims, addressing Tory by his real name. “Look here Daystar,” he said. “Now you know that’s [cap]. How you going to buy masters from someone other than the masters owner. What type of business you’re doing. I let you sample our RECORDS. You didn’t ask us, you put it out without our permission. And we still let it ride. I could have snatch your song down like you did mines.”
He added, “After you did some bad business on a record that I paid you for 4 my single but hey I still love and support you. That’s what supporting each other is about black man.”
Tory took it one step further by sharing receipts of the sample clearance to The Shade Room. According to the documents, the song was legally cleared and the appropriate publishing companies were paid. However, it’s unclear if Spectacular received his publishing royalty. The report adds that Pleasure P was in the studio when the song was recorded and that the group’s members, Slick’em, Baby Blue, and Pleasure P, were going to be featured on “Yessirr.”
In addition to Pretty Ricky, Tory sampled several hits from the early 2000s for his Chixtape 5 project, including songs by Chris Brown, Ashanti, and Snoop Dogg.