Andre Sims sued H.E.R. – along with DJ Camper, Justin Love and Sony Music Entertainment – over the 2016 song, “Focus,” from her self-title 2017 album.
He claimed that the defendants had intentionally infringed upon his original composition, “Endless Minds” without consent or compensation. He created the song in 2004, posted it to IG and YouTube in 2015, and registered it with the US Copyright Office in January 2020. He was asking for $3 million. And DJ Camper reportedly admitted in an IG Live that Andre’s song was the inspiration for the melody of “Focus.”
The terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed.