Kanye West Sued for Illegal Samples on “Gold Digger”

Trena Steward and Lorenzo Pryor want jury by trial, damages for copyright violation

By on April 9th, 2013 05:12 GMT

This isn’t the first time that Kanye West is being dragged to court over allegations that he sampled artists without their permission for his own music, and my guess is neither will it be the last.

The rapper has been sued by Trena Steward and Lorenzo Pryor over the use of some samples on his 2005 hit with Jamie Foxx “Gold Digger,” Yahoo! reports.

Check out the smash hit above, just in case you’re not familiar with it.

“[The two] have filed a civil complaint against West, Roc-A-Fella Records, The Island Def Jam Music Group and others for copyright infringement, among other claims,” the publication says.

“Steward and Pryor own a percentage of the Thunder & Lightning song ‘Bumpin’ Bus Stop,’ which they allege West sampled on ‘Gold Digger’,” adds the same media outlet.

In court documents, the duo ask for a jury trial and no less than $150,000 (€114,828) for each violation of copyright. They also want Kanye to pay their attorney fees.

As of now, Kanye has not commented on the allegations made in the lawsuit.

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