Jan. 6, 2012 at 11:27 AM ET
Pittsburgh rapper Maxamillion is suing hip-hopper Wiz Khalifa for $2.3 million, saying Khalifa's hit song, "Black and Yellow," was based on his own song, "Pink N Yellow."
Max Warren, who performs under the name Maxamillion, filed the copyright infringement lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia, the Assoociated Press is reporting.
He says he copyrighted "Pink N Yellow" in 2008, three years before "Black and Yellow" was copyrighted.
"Black and Yellow" reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Khalifa's first song to do so. It's been played repeatedly in connection with sporting events, since the colors are the colors of Pittsburgh's sports teams. Numerous other versions have been created naming other team's colors, and comedy site Funny or Die even offers a version, "Black and Jewish," paying tribute to celebrities with mixed ethnic background.
Listen to the songs below and tell us on Facebook if you think Maxamillion has a case against Wiz Khalifa. (Warning: Mature lyrics.)
"Black and Yellow":
"Pink N Yellow":