Cirque Du Soleil Sues Justin Timberlake

Cirque Du Soleil is suing Justin Timberlake and Timbaland for allegedly sampling some of their music without permission, TMZ reports. According to the lawsuit, Timberlake’s song “Don’t Hold The Wall,” which was produced by Timbaland and appears on 2013’s The 20/20 Experience, takes elements from “Steel Dream,” a track composed by Benoît Jutras for Quidam, the 1997 soundtrack to Cirque Du Soleil’s stage show of the same name. The Cirque people aren’t so happy about that, and they’re asking for a cut of all profits that JT and Timbo made off of “Don’t Hold The Wall.” You can compare the two songs below — TMZ’s report doesn’t specify, but I’m guessing that the sample in question is the eerie music-box-and-vocals thing that pops up about 4 minutes into “Don’t Hold The Wall,” which does sound a whole lot like the opening of “Steel Dream.”