Justin Bieber in royalties battle

Justin Bieber is at the centre of a royalties battle over his hit 'One Less Lonely Girl'.

Vance Tate and Thomas Oliveria, who represent the track's original songwriters Sean Hamilton and Hyuk Shin, have filed a lawsuit for breach of contract, fraud, conversion and copyright infringement.

The pair claim they are entitled to 10 per cent of publishing royalties from the song, which they estimate to be worth $200,000 (£125,000).

They have filed court papers against EMI Music Publishing and LA Reid Music Publishing Company over the matter.

'One Less Lonely Girl' was a huge hit stateside for Bieber when it was released in 2009.

The title has also been used as a slogan on the singer's merchandise.