Eminem’s song publisher won their lawsuit in New Zealand over the use of a song that sounded eerily similar to “Lose Yourself” in a political ad. The rapper’s publisher was awarded $482,000 plus court and travel fees, and it turns out some that money is going to go to a good cause.
The rapper’s rep clarified reports that it was Em who filed the suit over the song’s use, since it was actually the publisher who was responsible for the lawsuit. The rep added that any money Em sees from the award will go to help those affected by the recent hurricanes that hit the U.S.
“Eminem was not a party to this lawsuit nor was he consulted regarding the case,” the rep said. “Any monetary settlement he receives from it will be donated to hurricane relief. He encourages the plaintiffs, 8 Mile Style, to do the same.”
- ONE MORE THING! In case you missed it, it appears Eminem may have just announced the title of his upcoming album in a pretty unique way. Internet speculation is that Em revealed the title, “Revival,” in an ad for a fake drug of the same name. Em’s manager Paul Rosenberg shared a picture of the suspicious ad, in which the “E” in the drug name is backwards like Em’s logo. And it turns out the ad was purchased by Em’s label Interscope. What’s more, the drug has a website that features a video, and an 800-number, and both feature references to Em’s work. Check out the photo below