In recent news, Mike Jones found himself in a heated dispute with NLE Choppa, which has led him to contemplate taking a page out of Taylor Swift’s book by reimagining his classic tracks.
The clash ignited when Choppa dropped his latest song, “Cmon Freestyle,” in October, which featured a sample from Jones’ iconic 2004 hit, “Still Tippin.”
However, Jones promptly asserted that he had never granted NLE Choppa permission to use the sample, expressing his frustration: “Don’t care about getting respect especially if the respect wasn’t shown 4 months ago prior to releasing the music without getting the business clear!” he said. “I told y’all #Welcome2TheMusicBusiness #StayTuned For Receipts & I wish a N***A Would.”
In response, NLE Choppa accused Mike Jones of attempting to copyright a song that had already received clearance. He shared his thoughts on X, saying, “Ion know if it’s Mike Jones or his team but on everything y’all dead wrong for trying to copyright a song I got cleared. That’s some hating sh*t especially for a young n***a like me that’s just tryna please his fans. Ion feel that I lost dumb respect but it’s cool fasho.”
Choppa continued, “This man lame for that. I’m partnered with a major label! They not even going to release a song if it ain’t CLEARED. If that was the case you would’ve sued instead of copyrighting! Anybody can make a COPYRIGHT CLAIM! That don’t mean the record ain’t cleared. Broke activities.”
Choppa went on to claim that Jones didn’t even hold the rights to the original song. Now, Mike Jones has unveiled his plans to re-record “Still Tippin” and other songs from his extensive catalog in fresh and innovative ways.
“Since everybody wanna copy and remake my old sh*t w/o doing the proper business, I’m a do like @taylorswift and just RE RECORD ALL my SINGLES!!” Jones announced on Instagram.
“Since these NEW artist think they can do it, SO CAN I, I use to be BIG on creating original work & not going back to it to re make it, cuz I can always create new, but I see now year round, all these new artist is steady coming out using it, so I might as well Re make & remix my own sh*t to huh & just get different features to turn up with me on it!!!”
“That way it’s no clearance issues right, didn’t kno y’all wanted STILL TIPPIN to be remade every year or every other year, hell that’s all y’all had to say LMAO, I will make it my job to release a remake/sample, what ever y’all wanna call it, with new artists that on the rise! just don’t say shit when I’m doing it.”