Singer Monetochka (Elizaveta Gyrdymova) was put on the wanted list for non-payment of a fine of half a million rubles to the ex-soloist of the group "Tea for Two" Stas Kostyushkin. Information about this appeared in the FSSP database, according to Mash.
In April, the court ruled that Monetochka's song "Mom, I don't zigue" is a plagiarism of Kostyushkin's song "Woman, I don't dance" and ordered the singer to pay 500,000 rubles. Before the trial, Monetochka was offered to buy a song for 200 thousand rubles, the singer's lawyer Roman Lalayan told the 360 channel. Monetochka herself explained the parody of the track as follows:
“I posted the track when I was in school, I didn’t have any earnings, I didn’t have performances, I didn’t have an account on streaming services. There is still no track on any of them, and I have not sung this song for a long time. But for some reason, Kostyushkin remembered her only after many years, when something could already be shaken off me.
Monetochka was included in the list of performers who, after the start of the war, stopped performing in the country and left Russia. Now the singer lives in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the war, concerts by DDT, Noize MC, Spleen, Anacondaz, Face and other artists and groups have also been canceled in Russia. Read about how the Russian authorities persecute objectionable musicians in The Insider.