Kanye West faces suit over sampling track on his song Life Of The Party released on his Stem Player

Kanye West faces suit over sampling track on his song Life Of The Party released on his Stem Player

Kanye West faces lawsuit over sampling Boogie Down Productions track on his song Life Of The Party released on his Stem Player

Kanye West is being sued by a record company over adding Life Of The Party, his collab with Andre 3000, to his Stem Player device without getting authorization from the company that owns rights to a song he sampled for his track.

In Life Of The Party, West, 45, sampled the track from 1987 song South Bronx by Boogie Down Productions, featuring hip-hop legend KRS-One.

The song was initially released by the now-defunct label B-Boy Records, whose catalog is overseen by the company Phase One Network, according to Discogs.

The latest: Kanye West, 45, is being sued by a record company over adding Life Of The Party, his collab with Andre 3000, to his Stem Player device without getting authorization from the company that owns a track he sampled for his song. He was pictured last month in Paris

The company that owns the rights to the track said in legal docs reviewed by TMZ that West never procured the rights to sample South Bronx for Life Of The Party.

West included the song as a Donda bonus track that he released on the Stem Player. The record company said that West and his team used the song in advertising for the device.

West and business associate Alex Klein made about $2.2 million dollars after moving about 11,000 Stem Player units in its first day of release, the record company said in court docs, adding West’s team tried to license it initially, but eventually took back its offer.

In the suit, the record company is asking the court to block West from further sampling the track, and pay them profits accumulated off its use.

West included the song as a Donda bonus track that he released on the Stem Player

West included the song as a Donda bonus track that he released on the Stem Player

In Life Of The Party, West sampled the track from 1987 song South Bronx by Boogie Down Productions, featuring hip-hop legend KRS-One (pictured last year in NYC)

In Life Of The Party, West sampled the track from 1987 song South Bronx by Boogie Down Productions, featuring hip-hop legend KRS-One (pictured last year in NYC)

West is coming off a turbulent month of October in which he dominated the headlines after he made a series of anti-Semitic remarks, leading to a number of companies to break ties with him.  He was pictured at an event in Nashville last month

West is coming off a turbulent month of October in which he dominated the headlines after he made a series of anti-Semitic remarks, leading to a number of companies to break ties with him. He was pictured at an event in Nashville last month

West is coming off a turbulent month of October in which he dominated the headlines after he made a series of anti-Semitic remarks, leading to a number of companies to break ties with him.

The race-related controversies kicked off October 3 when he and and conservative commentator Candace Owens gave tops that read White Lives Matter during a Paris Fashion Week showcase for his Yeezy line.

West faced restrictions on his social media sites after he tweeted October 8: ‘I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE … The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also … you guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.’

The professional fallout to West’s repeated statements about anti-Semitism included Adidas cutting their ties with him October 25 over his conduct.

Foot Locker and Gap have also removed Yeezy merchandise from its shelves, while fashion mainstays including Vogue magazine and Balenciaga publicly distanced themselves from the rapper/fashion designer.

The talent agency CAA dropped West from its roster, while a documentary about West made by the studio MRC has been shelved.

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