Kanye West Sued Over Boogie Down Productions Sample – VIBE.com
Kanye West’s already full plate must now make way for a trial, as the donda The artist is being sued for illegally sampling “South Bronx”, a record from KRS-One’s Boogie Down Productions, on “Life Of The Party”.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, the company that owns the rights to the record says Ye never received permission to use the song when he released it on his Stem Player. The Chicago rapper made more than $2.2 million in profit from the audio device through use of the unlicensed disc, they added.
“Life Of The Party” was originally leaked by Drake and featured Andre 3000. Controversy erupted when it was revealed that the Yeezy founder took aim at his nemesis while 3 Stacks struck heartfelt devotion to their mothers .
Kanye West has been caught in a whirlwind since he started spouting anti-Semitic rants on various platforms. The 45-year-old ended his partnerships with Adidas, Gap, Balenciaga and Def Jam, and he lost his billionaire status after the sudden changes in his net worth. His product was pulled from shelves, Aaron Donald and Jaylen Brown severed ties with Donda Sports, and his new school Donda Academy closed for a brief period.
At one point, Ye was banned from his Twitter and Instagram accounts and struck a deal with conservative social platform Parler. The rapper has been invited to several interviews in recent weeks, namely Drink champions and The shopbut the episodes were pulled due to harmful language.