According to TheJasmineBRAND, songwriter David Ford claimed he co-wrote Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” along with other numerous tracks from the Mack Daddy album. Ford claimed Mix-A-Lot “chose one of the beats created and supplied by plaintiff to be the beat for the song ‘Baby Got Back,’ a Grammy-award winning and much acclaimed song. In addition to composing the beat, plaintiff also provided ‘scratching’ for the chorus of the song and a solo.” He also claimed to not have realized he wasn’t registered as a co-author on the track until Nicki released “Anaconda” in 2014.
Washington Federal Court Judge Robert Lasnik called Ford’s lawsuit ridiculous and “frivolous or, at the very least, motivated by an unfair desire to cash in on the efforts of another.” He also mentioned the fact that Ford “remained silent for two decades, never asserting that he was an author until a lucrative license was obtained by defendants” before dismissing the case entirely.
Ford was ordered by the judge to pay Sir Mix-A-Lot’s legal fees.
Nicki Minaj made all sorts of headlines for this video and not all shined a positive light on the video or the artist. But it get mega numbers and took the artist to another level with the additional exposure. Not mention we all know sex sells. She just using the goodies she’s got…and MANY lust after.
Watch the Nicki Minaj “Anaconda” video below: