You’d think after being sued two or three times over sampling artists’ work without their permission, you’d learn a thing or two about copyright law. Yet, Kanye West has just been hit with his fourth lawsuit from a disgruntled musician.
Robert Poindexter of the Persuaders is seeking $500,000 in damages from the rapper for allegedly using a piece of the band’s 1972 hit “Trying Girls Out” in his remix of “Girls Girls Girls” from Freshman Adjustment 2. Poindexter says West was well aware that he didn’t have permission to use the song on the 2006 mix tape because he used a cleared sample of the track in the version of “Girls Girls Girls” from Jay-Z’s 2001 album The Blueprint.
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