Fresh off his very first Oscar win, Spike Lee‘s got a new legal headache … over one of his movies from the ’90s and a Prince music.
Longtime associates Prince and Spike teamed up for his 1996 flick, “Girl 6” … with Prince writing and performing the title music for the soundtrack. According to a lawsuit filed by James Brandon, that monitor jacked considered one of his songs.
In docs, obtained by TMZ, Brandon says he was in a gaggle referred to as GOMAB and met with Spike’s uncle, Clarence Lee. Brandon and his group had recorded a music referred to as “Phone Sex” in 1993, and Clarence supplied to get it to Spike … for attainable use in considered one of his motion pictures.
Lo and behold, “Girl 6” occurs to be all a few cellphone intercourse operator — performed fantastically, BTW, by Theresa Randle.
Anyway, the film got here out and Brandon says he instantly heard similarities between his music and Prince’s — such because the trumpet association and at the very least a part of the vocal association.
In his go well with, Brandon says his music used the hook, “Phone sex” … and Prince’s music had the identical melody, however simply modified the lyrics to “Girls six.”
Brandon’s suing the Prince property and Spike for all earnings they made off the music.
We’ve reached out to Spike’s camp and the property to get their response.