NOT Daddy’s Little Girl?
Remember the daughter who Teddy Riley reportedly delivered a beat-down to back in 2009? Well…she now seems to be suffering the wrath of her father, again! That’s because Teddy Riley is suing his second born child – Taja Riley – for copyright infringement, citing the 21-year-old claimed a songwriting credit and partial ownership of a song that she allegedly had nothing to do with.
Here’s what’s being reported by The Hollywood Reporter:
“According to the complaint, in September 2009, Lady Gaga shared with him her concept for a composition that was originally titled, “Show Me Your Teeth,” which ultimately made it onto her Monster album as the song “Teeth.”
The music was written by Teddy Riley and lyrics came from Lady Gaga.
Riley says his daughter was “desirous of starting her own career in the music and entertainment business” and aware that her older sister Deja Riley had been “granted a gift of songwriting credit” by their father.
The lawsuit states that “after completion of the [“Teeth”] song, and its selection for inclusion as a track on Lady Gaga’s album, he and Taja had a discussion about whether he would be willing to similarly gift a songwriting credit to Taja Riley to assist her in starting her musical and entertainment career as well.”
The famed producer implies that he never came to such an understanding with his daughter. Afterwards, Taja Riley is said to have signed a deal with EMI Music Publishing and EMI Virgin Music and claimed co-writing credit and a 25 percent interest in “Teeth.””
You may remember a few years back, a then 18-year-old Taja Riley was granted a temporary restraining order against her father — after the music man reportedly “punched, kicked and bashed her and her older sister before kicking them out”. Sources say that incident stemmed from Riley’s daughters’ protest against his dating a women their age, calling the woman a “gold-digger”.
Looks like the war of the Riley’s continues. Don’t you agree?