In a game this massively huge, it was probably inevitable that someone somewhere would say they never gave Rockstar permission to use something.
In the case of Grand Theft Auto V , it's rapper Daz Dillinger, who according to TMZ has sent Rockstar a cease and desist letter. It accuses the developer of using his music in the game without actually paying him.
Apparently, they did offer to pay him for his songs "C-Walk" and "Nothin But the Cavi Hit," but he rejected the "offensively low offer of $4,271.00." That certainly does seem a little low. Anyway, the ex-Dogg Pound member has given Rockstar and publisher Take-Two Interactive an ultimatum: Either give him more money, or recall and destroy all unsold copies of the game. Okay, well, that probably won't happen, so I imagine they'll just have to pay him. As for Dillinger, he said this is about "respecting an artist's work."
Rockstar has 14 days to respond. Well, they've made over $1 billion on the game already so I'm sure all parties can come to some agreement.
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V