Rapper Daz Dillinger isn’t happy about his songs being used in GTA V despite the fact that he had turned down Rockstar’s offer of $4,271 for two songs. Dillinger said that the offer was “offensively low.”
Speaking to TMZ, the rapper said that the action he’s taking is about “respecting an artist’s work” and that “Rockstar didn’t do that here” so he “can’t let them get away with it.”
The songs in question are C-Walk and Nothin’ But the Cavi Hit, which Dillinger has instructed Orange County law firm Kushner Carlson to take action over. Setting a deadline of 14 days, the singer is demanding that Rockstar either recall the game and destroy unsold copies, or make him a better offer.
Everything else aside, I’m a little surprised that the songs managed to “slip” into the game despite the fact that Dillinger had turned the offer down. Whether he’s well-known or not isn’t an issue. The real issue is that Rockstar used something without permission.