DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia has filed a lawsuit against the Houston rapper over his Astroworld song “No Bystanders,” which he claims has an almost identical hook to Three 6 Mafia’s track “Tear Da Club Up” off the group’s 1995 album Mystic Stylez.
According to legal documents, obtained by TMZ, DJ Paul claims the cadence and sound are almost identical. The hook to Three 6 Mafia’s song goes “Tear da club up, tear da club up,” while Travis’ “No Bystanders” says “F**k da club up, f**k da club up.”
Paul also cites Travis’ performance at the Grammys in February, where he used his exact hook from “Tear Da Club Up.”
“No Bystanders” can be found on Travis’ Astroworld album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the second-largest pure album sales week of 2018.
As part of his lawsuit, DJ Paul wants the track pulled from Astroworld and is seeking profits from “No Bystanders,” which he estimates are around $20 million.
This is not the first legal dispute over Astroworld. In September, Frank Ocean sent a cease and desist to Travis’ team to remove his vocals from “Carousel.” However, they later settled their issues. “Me and Travis resolved it amongst ourselves weeks ago,” Ocean wrote on his Tumblr page.