Ariana Grande Sued by Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga Songwriter Alex Greggs for ‘One Last Time’
Alex Greggs, the songwriter who has worked with the likes of Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake, is accusing Ariana Grande of ripping off his "Takes All Night" track. That was a song he wrote for Skye Stevens titled "One Last Time". According to Greggs, David Guetta, who produced the song, copied certain parts his song.
According to TMZ, Greggs made the allegations through a copyright infringement lawsuit he recently filed against Grande and Guetta. In the legal document, Gregg claimed that the defendants lifted certain elements, such as the chorus and lyrics, from his 2012 EDM song to write Grande's 2014 single "One Last Time."
In the suit, Greggs demanded to receive a percentage of the profits earned by Grande's song, Perez Hilton reported. Guetta and the songstress' camps have not yet responded to the lawsuit filed against them by Greggs.
This is not the first time that Grande was sued for allegedly copying another song. Back in 2013, U.K.-based record firm Minder Music filed a lawsuit against Grande over her single "The Way."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Minder Music claimed that Grande's song used a similar phrase from the "Troglodyte," a track written and recorded in 1972 by The Jimmy Castor Bunch. Specifically, the plaintiff noted that the line "What we're gonna do right here is go back, way back, back into time" from "Troglodyte" is very similar to the phrase "What we gotta do right here is go back, back into time" from Grande's 2013 hit.