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Kanye West might be getting sued for copyright infringement

Kanye West might be getting sued for copyright infringement
December 26, 2013 JEREMY FEIST

Kanye West

Considering what a weirdly disjointed mess “Bound 2” ended up being for Kanye West, you’d wonder why anyone would want to take credit for that polished turd. Except apparently, someone really wants to lay claim to it because according to Starpulse, a member of 70’s teen band The Ponderosa Twins Plus One is apparently planning on suing Kanye for sampling their song, “Bound.” Yeah, Kanye sampled a song, then just threw a 2 on the end of its title. VOICE OF A GENERATION.

Ricky Spicer, who was a member of early 70s group The Ponderosa Twins Plus One, filed papers against West on Monday in Manhattan Supreme Court, claiming Kanye sampled the group’s single “Bound” for his own hit, “Bound 2.” Spicer claims Kanye used a sample of his vocals, recorded when he was just 12, without permission. Kanye, producers of the song, and record label Roc-A-Fella Records are also named in the suit.

So yeah, clearly the sample is lifted directly from the original “Bound,” but there’s just … there’s just no way someone in Kanye’s position would think he can lift from another song without permission and get away with it. I mean, it would take an incredibly egotistical and self-important person to think they can get away with something like — Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I see what they did there. Gotcha.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.