Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul reportedly sues Travis Scott for plagiarism

The Astroworld song “No Bystanders” contains a similar hook to Three 6 Mafia’s “Tear da Club Up ’97.”

April 23, 2019

When Travis Scott dropped his album Astroworld last year, listeners noticed that the track "No Bystanders" contained a reference to Three 6 Mafia's song "Tear Da Club Up '97." The hook appears to pay homage with the repeated phrase "Fuck the club up," a similar wording to the hook of "Tear da club up" in Three 6's song.

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Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul may have noticed the closeness of the two hooks, and according to TMZ, Paul is suing Travis Scott for $20 million. According to documents viewed by the website, Paul claims "the cadence and sound" of the two songs are irrefutably similar and point to Scott's performance of the song at the 2019 Grammys, in which Scott rapped the less-explicit "Tear da club up" as the hook.

The FADER has reached out to representatives for Travis Scott and DJ Paul.

More recently, Travis Scott has teamed up with SZA and The Weeknd for the song "Power Is Power" for Game of Thrones, and shared new music in a Kylie Jenner commercial.

(L) thumbnail photo by SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP/Getty Images, (R) by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul reportedly sues Travis Scott for plagiarism