Kanye Hit With $500,000 Lawsuit Over Sample
Hip-Hop star Kanye West is the subject of a lawsuit over an illegal sample contained on a 2006 mixtape.
Robert Poindexter filed a lawsuit against Kanye West in the United States District Court of Southern New York, on March 27.
Kanye is being sued over the song “Girls Girls Girls (Remix)” on the mixtape “Freshmen Adjustment 2.”
Robert Poindexter claims that Kanye’s track contains an illegal sample of the song “Trying Girls Out” by R&B group The Persuaders.
The lawsuit claims that Kanye knew the sample was not cleared, because he used a cleared version of the sample on “Girls Girls Girls” on Jay-Z’s 2002 album The Blueprint.
“I have offered to resolve this matter out of court with Kanye West,” Robert Poindexter said. “But in response, he has refused to even discuss any ‘out-of-court’ resolutions whatsoever. Nor has he provided any evidence that he is demanding others to cease and desist from selling the illegal version.”
Robert Poindexter achieved fame with The Persuaders by singing the 1971 hit song “Thin Line Between Love and Hate.”
Robert Poindexter seeks $500,000 in damages from Kanye West.