6ix9ine Settles ‘GOOBA’ Lawsuit After Being Accused Of Copying Another Song


6ix9ine has reached a settlement with Texas-based production group Beatdemons. More than a year after the latter sued the Brooklyn rapper and claimed his song “Gooba” copied the composition of their 2018 track “Regular,” legal docs obtained by Complex show 6ix9ine has decided to settle on the legal matter.

“The settlement in principle is conditioned on and subject to the parties entering into a written settlement agreement approved and signed by the parties,” the settlement read. “The parties anticipate that the written settlement agreement will be finalized within the next forty-five (45) days and that a stipulation of dismissal of the entire case, with a waiver of fees and costs, will be filed shortly thereafter.”

In addition to Beatdemons, the other “parties” involved included TenThousand Projects, Create Music Group, Andrew Green and Jahnei Clarke, all of which will receive compensation.

“Gooba” dropped in 2020 and was 6ix9ine’s first track since returning home from prison. The track’s music video shattered YouTube’s record for the biggest 24-hour debut for a rap video and has since been viewed over 780 million times.

The settlement is the latest setback for the 25-year-old rapper, who has experienced significant hardship in 2022. His manager Wack100 said in March that 6ix9ine was “struggling” and claimed he was so broke he needed to be lent money for gas.

“Yeah, he broke as a muthafucka,” he said during a Clubhouse conversation. “That n-gga 6ix9ine ain’t got nothing! Man, that n-gga over there doing bad. Bro, I had to send that n-gga $20 for some gas. That’s why we was telling the people, ‘Ain’t really nothing we can do for you right now cause n-gga broke-broke.’ It’s fucking terrible, man. Sad thing to see such a talented young man [like this].”

In court docs also obtained by Complex, 6ix9ine himself told a judge he was simply out of cash. “Right now, I am struggling to make ends meet,” 6ix9ine claimed. “I do not know if I will ever command the kind of advances I was paid before my arrest, and my career stalled. I did receive large advances under the recording artist and merchandising agreements prior to my arrest. However, I do not receive any royalties under those agreements either since my royalty accounts remain unrecouped.”

Check out both “Gooba” and “Regular” below