Solange & Kanye West Sued for Sampling a 70s Song Without Permission

Kanye West and Solange Knowles are being sued by a 70s artist, claiming one of his songs was used by both artists without permission.

via TMZ:

Leroy Mitchell, also known as Prince Phillip Mitchell, wrote “If We Can’t Be Lovers” in 1970. He claims Solange’s song, “F*** the Industry” and Kanye’s song, “Everything I Am” both extensively sample his work without his permission.

Solange’s song was not a big song and Kanye’s “Everything I Am” didn’t make a big splash either.

And, check this out … we found out Solange’s song was originally supposed to be on a mix tape, called “I Can’t Get Clearance.”

The lawsuit seeks damages and wants Kanye and Solange to stop performing the songs and to put a halt to radio play as well.

The lawsuit alleges Kanye and Solange willfully committed the infringement … Mitchell is asking for punitive damages.

Take a listen to all three songs below.

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