The Pharcyde’s Bootie Brown has denied he gave former bandmates Fatlip, Slimkid3 and Imani permission to use his vocals for the new reunion track “My Bad.”
Released on Monday (August 1), the track appears on Fatlip’s new solo album Torpor alongside collaborations with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s Krayzie Bone, ex-Death Row Records artist RBX and more.
But Bootie Brown, who retains rights to the Pharcyde name, is evidently upset it’s being billed as a reunion at all. Speaking to Rolling Stone, the West Coast Hip Hop artist was adamant he had no idea his vocals were being used for the song.
“It’s my voice, but they lifted the vocals from another project,” he said. “I can’t remember what it was. I don’t know where they got the lyric or who they got it from. I definitely know it’s an outside project that I did for something, but the purpose that they’re using it for, I never recorded it for that. So I don’t know where they got it.”