Another plagiarism accusation for Kanye West

Another plagiarism accusation for Kanye West

Kanye Westaccording to what was reported by the interested parties, would have used a sample of the disco hit “I Feel Love” Of Donna Summer without prior agreement violating the rules for the protection of rights.

Shortly after the outburst of Ozzy Osbournewhich accused the rapper of having sampled an excerpt of the song without his consent “Iron Man” of the Black Sabbathinserting it into “Vultures”, a song from his latest work “Vultures 1” (Read review), Kanye is now in talks with the rights holders of Donna Summer.

The latter criticize the artist for having reproduced a sample of the lyrics of the well-known 1977 hit “I Feel Love” using it in “Good (Don’t Die)” contained in the recently released album. In an Instagram story, the singer’s rights holders said they refused Kanye West permission to sample the song. Ignoring their opposition, the rapper changed the lyrics – “It’s so good” became “I’m live” in Kanye’s version – keeping the beat of the original title.

Meanwhile, in doubt as to the real extent of what was reported, Spotify has removed “Good (Don’t Die)” from its catalogue.

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In addition to the controversies and accusations of plagiarism “Vultures 1”, also contains, complete with credits, a sampling of the chants of the Inter ultras (Read here)

The accusations of plagiarism leveled against Kanye West for his latest album are not the first for the American rapper. In 2010, on the occasion of the release of his album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”, Aphex Twin accused the American rapper of plagiarism, for having sampled his 2001 song “April 14th” using it in “Blame Game”. The Brit claimed at the time that Kanye West’s team told him: “he’s not yours, he’s ours” and refused to pay for this sample.