Kanye West is being sued for copyright infringement on his latest album donda
According to a complaint filed in US District Court in New York, West sampled the 1989 hit song “Move Your Body” on his song “Flowers” without consent or compensation.
The suit seen by billboardalso quotes a Interview 2020 in which West said he would “work with anyone who treats artists fairly and fairly” using that quote to denounce alleged “hypocrisy”.
“West champions artists’ rights with one hand but is not ashamed to use the other to take the rights away from another artist,” the complaint reads.
The lawsuit, filed by Jefferson-Verlag Ultra International Music Publishing, says the unlawful use of the track is “intentional and intentional.”
“The defendants know and have been informed that they do not hold a license to use the composition in the unauthorized work, and yet they continue to intentionally and in flagrant disregard violate UIMP’s proprietary rights,” it said.
The Independent has reached out to West representatives for comment.
Along with West, those accused include Stem Player co-creator Alex Klein, who created the MP3 device donda 2 was published.
The lawsuit also lists Klein’s company, Kano Computing Limited, and “Does 1-10” as defendants.
West has faced similar allegations against him in the past, with the most recent allegation coming from Pastor Bishop David P. Moten in May this year.
The lawsuit in which Moten sued the rapper for allegedly sampling his sermon at a Texas church is still pending Dondas “Coming to Life”.
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