At this point it's safe to say that Christina Aguilera 2011 is not turning out as planned.
Less than a week after getting arrested for public intoxication—which followed not long after her infamous Super Bowl flub, her Grammy spill and reports of excessive boozing by the singer—Aguilera is now causing a headache, albeit indirectly, for her label, Sony Music.
The label is now being sued for allegedly lifting a '60s song for her hit "Ain't No Other Man."
Per the lawsuit filed in federal court in New York and obtained by E! News (read the complaint here), TufAmerica claims Sony failed to properly obtain permission to use samples from a 1968 Latin soul track called "Happy Skippy Moon Strut" by Dave Cortez and the Moon People.
In court papers, the label stated that while the 30-year-old songbird's label obtained a license from Codigo Music and the Clyde Otis Music Group to use the musical bits, it acquired the rights to the "Moon" tune exclusively in 2004.
Listen to the original "Happy Strutt"
The suit seeks to have a judge declare TufAmerica the rightful owner so it can collect royalties from "Ain't No Other Man." The company's also seeking an injunction and unspecified punitive damages for copyright infringement.
No comment yet from Sony.
And while this isn't specifically Christina's problem, what a girl needs now is better headlines. And certainly, not this mug shot!