Kanye West sued for not seeking permission to sample Marshall Jefferson track


Kanye West is being sued over an unauthorised sample used on the ‘Donda 2’ track ‘Flowers’.

The hip-hop legend – who legally changed his name to Ye – has been hit by the lawsuit by Chicago house legend Marshall Jefferson‘s publisher, Ultra buy levitra online uk International Music Publishing (UIMP).

Filed in a New York federal court earlier this week, Ye has been accused on using Jefferson’s 1986 track ‘Move Your Body’ without being granted permission or providing royalties.

According to the lawsuit, the sample is allegedly “repeated 22 times” on ‘Flowers’.

The publisher wants Ye to remove the song from streaming services and is seeking a minimum of $150,000 in statutory damages per infringement, plus legal feels to compensate the loss of earnings from the usage.