Alki David claims that he owns the rights to the hologram technology to be used during Sunday's performance.
The 2014 Billboard Award show airs this Sunday and promises to be a stand-out event complete with a 3D hologram performance from the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson.
According to TMZ, Alki David has filed a suit to stop Billboard from using hologram technology that he says he owns the rights to.
David filed the suit late Thursday against Jackson's estate, his production company and Dick Clark Productions; according to the documents the life-size 3D image of Michael Jackson is set to appear at Sunday's award show during the debut of his new song, "Slave to the Rhythm."
David claims that if plans go forward to use the image it will destroy his plans for a similar high-profile Michael Jackson performance.
Howard Weitzman, the estate's lawyer says, "This is just another Alki David stunt, no different than his claiming that Brandon Howard was Michael Jackson's son. It is ludicrous...and the show goes on."