According to TMZ, legendary R&B group The O’ Jays are suing Crown Royal Whiskey over using their music in their “humiliating” commercial.
Reportedly, two members of the group, Eddie Levert and Walter Williams Sr., are suing the liquor company for playing the classic tune “For the Love of Money” in the commercial which features NBA Hall of Famer Julius “Dr. J.” Erving.
Williams and Levert are upset that the song was played without their permission and that it is being featured under a rap song, which Levert claims is “humiliating and demeaning” and reduces “them to background singers.”
They are asking for $1 million in damages. (Watch the commercial below)
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