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Kanye West Slapped With $500K Suit Over Sample From 2006 Track

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Bad news for Kanye West! The ‘Watch the Throne’ rapper is being slapped with a $500,000 lawsuit over a sample he allegedly didn’t have the appropriate clearances for.West is being sued by Robert “Bobby” Poindexter of R&B group the Persuaders. Poindexter claims that West sampled his track ‘Trying Girls Out’ for his 2006 remix of ‘Girls Girls Girls.’ The song appeared on West’s ‘Freshman Adjustment 2′ mixtape, and Poindexter accuses West of including the sample without permission.

“I have offered to resolve this matter out of court with Kanye West,” Poindexter told The Boombox. “But in response, he has refused to even discuss any ‘out-of-court’ resolutions whatsoever. Nor has he provided any evidence that he is demanding others to cease and desist from selling the illegal version.”

Last month, West and Throne partner Jay-Z settled out of court for an uncleared sample on their song ‘The Joy.’ Here’s hoping he did any necessary paperwork for his G.O.O.D. Music album in advance!

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