Kanye West Hit With a $2.5 Million Lawsuit Over ‘New Slaves’ Sample
Although Yeezus was released in 2013, Kanye West has been served a lawsuit regarding one of the LP’s polarizing song, “New Slaves.”
According to TMZ, Hungarian composer Gabor Presser is suing Yeezy for sampling his song for “New Slaves” without his permission. In his suit, Presser claims that West asked him permission to use his song with the understanding that a formal deal would be worked out. Although Presser received a $10,000 advance he didn’t cash the check.
Three year later, Presser hasn’t seen any royalties from the Yeezus album and he’s looking for his money. The composer is seeking $2.5 million in compensatory damages.
After listening to the two songs, it looks like Presser has a case and ‘Ye better have his checkbook ready.
Attorneys for Kanye West had no comment on the matter.
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