Kanye West is facing a lawsuit for copying a musical arrangement in his song, “Life of the Party,” with Andre 3000 from his tenth studio album, Donda.
Why Is Kanye Being Sued?
Ye, also known as Kanye West, is sued by Phase One Network Inc, a record company based in New York City.
The company stated that “Life of the Party,” a song featuring Andre 3000 from one of his latest albums Donda, contains “an exact reproduction” of a musical arrangement similar to “South Bronx,” a song by one of their artists named Boogie Down.
What Are the Lawyers Saying?
Gary Adelman, an attorney for Phase One, states that Kanye’s action has precedence:
“This appears to be an ongoing practice of Mr. West, using other people’s music without paying for it. Using music without permission violates the copyright law and hurts artists.”
Reps for Kanye and his former label, Univeral Media Group, have not responded to requests for comments.
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