According to Angie Stone, producer Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars stole their soon-to-be classic “Uptown Funk” from a song called “Funk You Up (Tear the Roof Off)” by her former group, The Sequence. Yes, you read that right. And now, Stone is planning to sue both men.
“As far as I’m concerned, the song belongs to us,” Stone said while chatting with UK publication The Sun. “We have been robbed, railroaded, overlooked and completely disrespected. Everyone got paid but my group. The truth of the matter is no one on that suit deserves it more than The Sequence, because those lyrics are ours. ‘Funk You Up’ was ours. We branded it in 1979.”
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