Kanye West Sued For Theft Of Donna Summer Song - Noise11.com
Kanye West photo by Ros O'Gorman

Kanye West photo by Ros O'Gorman

Kanye West Sued For Theft Of Donna Summer Song

by Music-News.com on February 28, 2024

in News

Kanye West is being sued after being accused of “blatant theft” of Donna Summer’s song, I Feel Love.

Kanye’s song, Good (Don’t Die), on his new album Vultures 1, samples Donna’s 1977 hit.

However, Donna’s husband, Bruce Sudano, has alleged Kanye and his collaborator Ty Dolla $ign “shamelessly” stole the hook after they asked for permission to use it and were “explicitly denied” – because Donna’s estate “wanted no association with West’s controversial history.”

Bruce has now filed a lawsuit against the pair, claiming the “defendants re-recorded almost verbatim the key, memorable portions of Summer’s iconic song, used it as the hook for their own song, and released it to the public knowing they had tried and failed to secure legal permission from its rightful owners and had no legal right to do so.”

Bruce, who is the executor of his late wife’s estate, claims Donna’s heirs, including her three daughters, should be liable for “maximum” damages.

He told Rolling Stone, “I intend to protect to Donna’s copyright.”

www.music-news.com

Related Posts

Bring Me The Horizon’s Lee Malia To Miss Australian Tour

Bring Me The Horizon's guitarist Lee Malia is skipping the band's Australian leg of their 'NeX GEn Tour' to spend time with his newborn.

2 days ago
Charli XCX photo from Frontier Touring
Charli XCX To receive ASCAP Global Impact Award

Charli XCX is to receive the ASCAP Global Impact Award.

April 5, 2024
Jesse Dayton and Samantha Fish photo by Daniel Sanda
Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton Reveal Their Australian Opening Acts

Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton have chosen four Australian acts to open for them on their upcoming Australian tour.

April 4, 2024
Christ Stapleton photo by Betty Fluke, supplied by Live Nation
Chris Stapleton to Tour Australia And New Zealand For The First Time

Chris Stapleton will tour Australia and New Zealand for the very first time in 2025.

April 3, 2024
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots Announce World Tour And Premiere New Song

Twenty One Pilots will tour the world and have a new album ‘Clancy’ to go along with it.

March 28, 2024
Beyonce Cowboy Carter
It Looks Like Beyoncé Has Covered Dolly Parton

Beyoncé has released a tracklisting for her upcoming album ‘Cowboy Carter'.

March 28, 2024
PJ Morton Noise11
PJ Morton Was A Stevie Wonder fan and Now Stevie Is A Friend

Maroon 5 keyboard player PJ Morton is in Australia for his own shows and told Noise11 about his longtime friendship with Stevie Wonder.

March 27, 2024