Kanye West Sued Over Unlicensed Sample
His latest single "Bound 2" made headlines with its overly-revealing music video, but now Kanye West is being smacked with the lawsuit over his allegedly unlicensed sample in the single.
According to the New York Daily News, member of the 1960’s group Ponderosa Twins Plus One Ricky Spicer filed the lawsuit on Monday (December 23) and claimed his lyrics have been used without permission by the “Love Lockdown” hitmaker.
The suits states, “Mr. Spicer’s voice is sampled exactly as her recorded it and his voice… is heard several times.”
It also asks Mr. West to either pay Ricky or cease and desist from using his voice in the single.
Mr. Spicer is also suing Kanye’s labels Roc-A-Fella Records, Island Def Jam Music, Rhino Entertainment and Universal Music Group.