Kanye West and Solange slammed with lawsuit for ripoff of a song

#KanyeWest and #Solange slammed with lawsuit for ripoff of a song
#KanyeWest and #Solange slammed with lawsuit for ripoff of a song

Kanye West and Solange Knowles are facing a lawsuit claiming their songs were a ripoff of a song called “If We Can’t Be Lovers.”

Leroy Mitchell, also known as Prince Phillip Mitchell, wrote “If We Can’t Be Lovers” in 1970. He claims Solange’s song, “F*** the Industry” and Kanye’s song, “Everything I Am” both extensively sample his work without his permission,TMZ reports.

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Solange’s song was not a big song and Kanye’s “Everything I Am” didn’t make a big splash either.

The lawsuit seeks damages and wants Kanye and Solange to stop performing the songs and to put a halt to radio play as well.

The lawsuit alleges Kanye and Solange willfully committed the infringement … Mitchell is asking for punitive damages.



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