Justin Timberlake's 2013 album The 20/20 Experience has landed him into hot waters. The singer is being sued by Cirque du Soleil for copyright infringement.
The entertainment company has accused the Grammy-winning singer of sampling Steal Dream, an original piece from their show's stage production and 1997 album Quidam. According to the suit which was filed in a New York federal court on 31 March, Timbaland, who produced the song Don't Hold The Wall for Timberlake, along with co-writers J-Roc and James Fauntleroy, Sony Entertainment, Universal Music and WB Music Corp have also been listed as defendants in the suit.
Cirque du Soleil is demanding $800,000 (£558,000) in damages.
This is not the first instance in which the Mirrors singer has had to deal with copyright infringement in relation to his 20/20 album. Members of Sly, Slick & Wicked sued the singer's label Universal Music Group earlier in 2016 over Suit & Tie, which they claim made use of vocal performances from Sho' Nuff. They are also demanding payment from UMG for the use of Timberlake's song for a Bud Light commercial.
In February, another lawsuit cropped up regarding Damn Girl, a collaboration between JT and Will I Am. According to the lawsuit: "Samples from Perry Kibble's A New Day Is Here at Last were used in the track."
The In Time actor has been signed on to compose the soundtrack for The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and also serve as its music supervisor. The film, which is scheduled for release in April 2016, stars his wife Jessica Biel.
The SexyBack hit-maker will next lend his voice for the lead character in DreamWorks Animation's musical comedy Trolls opposite Anna Kendrick, which is set to release in November.