For a game that is largely based on the idea of committing heinous crimes, “Grand Theft Auto V” is now the subject of an alleged act of criminality itself. In a charge leveled by rapper Daz Dillinger, the makers of GTA5 — Rockstar and Take 2 Interactive — apparently ripped off music by the rapper to use in-game without compensating him, TMZ reports.
Dillinger’s lawyers have filed a cease-and-desist letter and the companies have offered to pay “a little over four grand” to continue using the songs in the highly popular game. However, with GTA5 having sold more than fifteen million copies, Dillinger has rejected the offer (which works out to 0.00026667 of a cent per game) as too small and is demanding a better offer.
Dillinger is demanding that either Rockstar pays up fairly or it destroys all unsold copies of the game.