Report: Kanye West and Solange Sued for Copyright Infringement

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Solange Knowles and Kanye West attend the Jeremy Scott Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Milk Studios on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by George Napolitano/FilmMagic)

Kanye West and Solange are being sued for copyright infringement. As TMZ points out, Kanye’s lesser-known 2007 track “Everything I Am” (from his album Graduation) contains a rather blatant sample from Prince Phillip Mitchell‘s song “If We Can’t Be Lovers,” and now it looks like Mitchell wants a cut of the royalties. Already listed as a co-writer on both songs, the Kanye track is also used as the basis for Solange’s song “Fuck the Industry.” Mitchell is seeking punitive damages in both legal cases.


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