Travis Scott amid lawsuit for “Highest in the room”
Travis has a lawsuit in the room.
Travis Scott has been sued by Danish producer, Benjamin Lasnier, for allegedly using a guitar chord without his permission in the hit “Highest in the room.“
According to information reported by TMZ, Lasnier claims to have composed and recorded the guitar refrain in early 2019. He also claims that he was afterward contacted by a man named Jaime Lepe, a.k.a Jimmy Cash, who has credits as a sound engineer on several Travis Scott songs.
Benjamin Lasnier sent Jamie Lepe a rhythm pack containing the guitar chord. However, they never reached an agreement for the use of his intellectual property. Some months later, Lasnier heard a modified version of his guitar refrain on the song “Highest in the room.”
This song was released in the month of October 2019. Lasnier states that the guitar refrain is repeated at least 24 times throughout the song. The producer has asked a judge for a report of earnings, royalties and possible legal damages. According to TMZ, Lasnier wants to get “what he deserves” through juridical means.
Travis Scott has not yet made any official statement on this matter at the time of writing.