Legendary R&B group The O’jays have filed suit against whiskey makers Crown Royal. The Ojay’s claim that Crown Royal Whiskey allegedly used one of the groups big hits “For The Love Of Money” in a television commercial that features NBA legend Dr. J without consent from the group. Furthermore the suit claims that Crown Royal humiliated the Ojay’s through its unauthorized use of the song.
Founding Ojay’s members Walter Williams Sr. and Eddie Levert claim the rap lyrics used over the top of “For The Love Of Money” in the commercial is “humiliating and demeaning by reducing them to background singers.”
Williams and Levert say he’s (rapper) is nothing more than a “poseur with limited ability to carry a tune” … who performed a “self-aggrandizing childish rap.”
Williams and Levert are now asking for more than $1 million in damages.