Lil Duval escapes ‘Smile’ paternity trial

By Kelcey Caulder (May 26, 2022, 8:29 p.m. EDT) — A federal judge in Georgia on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit accusing comedian and recording artist Lil Duval and Rich Broke Entertainment LLC of wrongfully denying two former creative partners to write credits and proceeds from a hit record they claimed to have co-written with him.

Music producer Darwin Quinn and singer-songwriter Mitchelle’l Sium had accused Lil Duval, real name Roland Powell, of using the melody, rhythm and hook lines of an unreleased song that they created with him in 2017 for his 2018 hit “Smile (Living My Best Life)”, featuring Snoop Dogg, Ball Greezy and Midnight Star…

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