Kanye West sued over claim of illegal sample on 'Donda 2'

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A Sad news for Rapper Kanye West The lawsuit said "Flowers" is reportedly about West's ex-wife Kim Kardashian, whose petition to end their marriage was approved in March.  

He was sued on Wednesday for allegedly sampling a song by musician Marshall Jefferson without permission.

According to Ultra International Music Publishing LLC, "Flowers" from West's New album "Donda 2" has a sample from famous Jefferson's 1986 dance song "Move Your Body" and it is repeated at least 22 times.

A representative for West did not immediately respond to a request for comment, nor did West's label Universal Music Group, which is not a party to the suit.

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An attorney for Ultra International, which owns the rights to Jefferson's song, said the company had no comment and believes the lawsuit speaks for itself.

Jefferson is a pioneer of house music from West's hometown of Chicago.  According to the lawsuit, West and his representatives acknowledged during talks with Jefferson that "Flowers" sampled "Move Your Body," but did not take a license.

"West advocates for artists’ rights with one hand, yet has no shame in taking away rights from another artist with the other,"  The lawsuit said.

West released "Donda 2" in February exclusively through his Stem Player, a handheld device that allows users to isolate and recombine song parts.

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