Kanye West sued for allegedly sampling 1974 Thunder & Lightning song
It seems in the Internet Age, when everyone thinks everything should be available for free, there are still people willing to sue over copyright infringement. So that's why Kanye West was sued for allegedly sampling some song you've never heard in Gold Digger.
Trenda Steward and Lorenzo Pryor, children of Thunder & Lightning singer David Pryor, have sued West saying he sampled their father's voice from the 1974 song Bumpin' Bus Stop, TMZ says. In fact, if you listen to the two songs below, you'll hear what appears to be Pryor's voice backing up West's chorus (the "get down" part 12 seconds into Pryor's song).
The Pryor kids want Gold Digger's sales stopped and damages, which is probably a lot in their minds. We wonder what kind of financial trouble they're in, if they're seeking an injunction against an eight-year-old hit single.