Swizz Beatz And Timbaland Say Triller Social Platform Stiffed Them For ‘Verzuz’

Legendary hip-hop producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz say in a $28 million lawsuit that TikTok rival Triller hasn’t paid them for the sale of their standard music battle present “Verzuz.”

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Courtroom, alleges the short-form video platform nonetheless owes them for the livestreamed present they created in 2020, Billboard reported.

“Defendants have failed and refused to respond to plaintiffs’ written notice and demand for payment,” the grievance says, based on Billboard. “To date, defendants have failed and refused to make any payment to Mosley and Dean of the past due sums due and owing, and defendants continue in default of their payment obligations.”

Timbaland and Swizz Beatz began Verzuz after going through one another in a DJ battle in the course of the pandemic. They expanded the concept right into a music battle present that includes matchups of standard artists, like Nelly vs. Ludacris, Brandy vs. Monica and DMX vs. Snoop Dogg.

The producers say they acquired two funds in 2021, however Triller missed the January 2022 fee. After a renegotiation and a fee in February, the 2 say they’ve gotten nothing. They declare they’re owed $18 million for previous months and an extra $10 million for future funds.

The Washington Publish reported this month that Triller’s funds to Black content material creators have been “erratic and, in some cases, nonexistent.”

Triller didn’t instantly reply to HuffPost’s request for remark.