Copyright trouble for Christina Aguilera

It seems Christina Aguilera‘s label, Sony Music, failed to pay the right people for the sample used in “Ain’t No Other Man.”  Sony forked over an undisclosed amount to the Clyde Otis Music Group for rights to use the sample in Christina’s recording, but now a company called TufAmerica has come forward to say that they’re the ones who should have been paid instead.

They claim to have purchased exclusive rights to the sampled song, entitled “Hippy Skippy Moon Strut,” in 2004, and they’re going to court to fight for their right to be recognized as the owners of the song.  Neither Sony nor Christina has commented on TufAmerica’s claims, but it’s likely this has little to do with Christina herself, anyway.