Janet Jackson Threatened With Lawsuit From Seven Aurelius Over ‘Hoax’ Song
Janet Jackson might face some legal trouble over an unreleased track that recently surfaced online. Veteran producer Seven Aurelius is threatening to sue the R&B icon after her attorneys removed a song he produced for her from the internet.
Last week, Aurelius uploaded a song on his SoundCloud page called “S.E.X.L.I.N.E.S,” an unmastered tune he produced with Jackson in 2003. The sultry club track featured a clever sample and sensual lyrics. The song is vastly different from the soulful and upbeat material featured on the singer’s new album, Unbreakable, which is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
In the song’s description box on SoundCloud, Aurelius wrote, “I spent a lot of time with Janet. She is my favorite artist to work with and produce.”
Shortly after he posted the track, Aurelius’ SoundCloud and YouTube accounts were “unceremoniously deleted without notice” and he believes that Jackson’s attorneys were the culprits.
The song was also picked up by various music websites, including The Boombox, but was subsequently taken down. A rep from Jackson’s camp told us that “Miss Jackson has no interest in being associated with this song since she did not write it, produce it or perform in it. It is a hoax.”
However, Aurelius disagrees.
The producer’s rep, Melanie A. Bonvicino, told the New York Post that the song is legit and they spent time working together in Minneapolis. “They’re friends. It completely blinded him that they would discredit his work,” she said. “Our legal team is pursuing vigorous legal remedy.”
Reps for Janet Jackson said "no comments were made to the media."