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Wiz Khalifa sued for stealing idea for 'Black and Yellow'

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Rapper Wiz Khalifa may have visited Tampa a couple of times last year, but he'll likely be visiting a courtroom in 2012, since he's been sued for $2.3 million for copyright infringement after allegedly stealing the idea for Black and Yellow from another Pennsylvania songwriter. That's a lot of green and silver.

Max Gregory Warren, who goes by the stage name Maxamillion, says he is owed a portion of the song's profits, since Khalifa supposedly swiped the idea from Warren's song Pink N Yellow. The Sharon, Pa., resident claims he wrote his song in 2007 and copyrighted it in February 2008, while Wiz's song went No. 1 in February 2011. Warren's lawyer says Pink N Yellow was released on "a widely circulated mixtape by Ase & Zee, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Listen to the song on the jump:

Maxamillion f/ Yung Zee, Frank G & AC - Pink 'N Yellow by iTSyoungASE

Publishing company PGH Sound, EMI Music Publishing, Rostrum Records, Warner Music Group and Atlantic Recording Corporation were also named in the suit, the Post-Gazette writes. And here we thought it was a simple song extolling the virtues of Pittsburgh's professional sports teams.

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