Kanye West is being sued over the ‘Bound 2’ sample. Old school soul singer Ricky Spicer filed a lawsuit Monday in New York against the superstar rapper for using his voice from the 1971 ‘Bound’ song by the Ponderosa Twins Plus One. Spicer is seeking an injunction and damages for his publicity rights, unjust enrichment and copyright infringement claims. Spicer’s voice is audible yet altered throughout the chorus.
Do you think Spicer should prevail?
Reality star, Kim Kardashian, is suing YouTube co-founder, Chad Hurley, for posting video footage of the proposal online at his new venture, Mixbit. Kardashian recently became engaged to music mogul, Kanye West, when he popped the question at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. Although West rented out the stadium for the occasion and Hurley was not an invited guest, Hurley was allowed to remain on the premises after allegedly agreeing verbally not to publish details of the event and signing a confidentiality agreement.
Do you think Hurley went too far to get a scoop for his new venture, Mixbit, by posting the proposal video?