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