K-Pop Star Sues Sony Over Unauthorized Use of Her Music in The Interview

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INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 05:  Yoon Mi-Rae performs on stage during the day one of the 2011 Pentaport Rock Festival on August 5, 2011 in Incheon, South Korea.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Photo: Chung Sung-Jun/2011 Getty Images

Korean R&B artist Yoon Mi-Rae’s management agency, Feel Ghood Music, announced Friday that it would take legal action against Sony for allegedly using one of her songs in The Interview without permission. The agency said it only realized that the movie used Yoon’s song “Pay Day,” which also features her husband and hip-hop star Tiger JK, after it was released. “We initially received an offer to insert the song, but discussions were on hiatus on some points,” said the agency. “Sony Pictures Entertainment used the music without due procedure or contract.”

The scene, which features the part of the song that demands that listeners “scream louder!,” can be seen here:

Indeed, we’re sure Sony is screaming a lot these days.

K-Pop Star Sues Sony Over Music Use in Interview