Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z Sued for Jerkins’ ‘Cryin’
When rapper Jay-Z and R&B diva Mary J. Blige collaborated on the 2005's 'Enough Cryin' -- a track that carried on the singer's 'No More Drama' message -- getting sued was probably the farthest thing from their minds. Unfortunately, they have been named in a federal lawsuit filed against them by Jermaine Jump and Michael C. Adams of New Jersey. Both Jump and Adams claim that the music heavyweights stole the song that they produced.
According to reports, Adams and Jump took a copy of the song, originally titled 'On My Grind,' to the office of producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins to no avail. Four years later, Blige released the Jerkins-produced 'Enough Cryin' on her Grammy award-winning album, 'The Breathrough.' Adams and Jump claim the songs sound similar and have responded with legal action.
A few months ago Blige was also named in an infringement lawsuit for her single 'Work That.' According to the song's owner Blige used the song without permission.
Although Blige is the prominent name in this current suit, Jay-Z, who's credited as a songwriter on the track, never appeared on the final album version. The two hit stages all over the country earlier this year on the 'Heart of The City' tour.