'Panda' producer Menace made some waves yesterday when he claimed in a DJBooth interview that both Future and Mike Dean filed copyright infringement claims against Desiigner and company over the track.
Menace said Future's claim had to do with 'Panda' sounding too similar to 'Fuck Up Some Commas' and Mike Dean's involved Dean contributing to the beat, which Menace said didn't happen.
A rep for Future quickly denied that the rapper ever filed a claim against 'Panda'. Mike Dean told XXL that he did initially file a claim, but let it go because it wasn't worth it.
"The kid lost the stems to the beat," Dean explained. "It had some samples in the original from a film. I recreated some of the stems enough to patch up the beat and remove the samples. I was gonna recreate the whole beat then I found a way to keep it. Major labels don’t play with samples not being cleared The song would never have come out or cleared legal at Def Jam. If that’s nothing, then he’s right. He should have better file management skills if he works at an electronics repair shop. He should get facts straight before he speaks on my name. I let the claim go because I have better shit to do than fight with people over BS. Hope he enjoys the bread and appreciates what I did to help him make $$. That’s about it. Menace, put some respek on my name. And thank god Mike Dean removed your samples, youngin. Should throw me a few points from his pocket my way, but I am doing ok with or without the “Panda” bread.Dean also commented on Twitter:
I'm not mad at anyone. Just the producer was talking outta line about me in interview. Gimme a call. Be a man. https://t.co/ZDKGbIzDjA— MIKE DEAN! #MWA (@therealmikedean) June 20, 2017
In the DJBooth interview, Menace also accused Kanye West of not paying him for using a sample of 'Panda' on the TLOP track 'Father Stretch My Hands'.
'Ye has yet to comment on that.