Legal

Kanye West Getting Sued Big For 'New Slaves' Sample

By HHL Editors
pixel_start

Hungarian composer Gabor Presser feels like he wasn't properly compensated for his sample on Kanye West's Yeezus track 'New Slaves.'

So he's suing 'Ye for $2.5 million.

Presser concedes that he informally cleared the sample from his song 'Gyöngyhajú lány​' right before Yeezus dropped.

West had sent him a $10,000 check after he got in contact. But Presser claims that that was just an advance to quickly move the process forward -- since the album was already being promoted -- and that they agreed the final price would be settled at a later date.

However, such a negotiation never took place. Now Presser, who didn't cash the 10K check, wants to see Kanye in court because 'Ye "knowingly and intentionally misappropriated one of Pressor’s songs for New Slaves without a signed licensed agreement."

He's also never received any royalties on the song.

Listen to the two track below.

How much do you think West should have to pay for the sample?

pixel_end
Posted In: Legal Kanye West

Discuss

Video YNW Melly & Kanye West Release "Mixed Personalities" Video YNW Melly & Kanye West Release "Mixed Personalities" Video / Video Beef Future Chops Down Kanye West Soulja Boy-Style Future Chops Down Kanye West Soulja Boy-Style / Beef Legal Now Juice WRLD is Getting Sued For Stealing 'Lean Wit Me' Now Juice WRLD is Getting Sued For Stealing 'Lean Wit Me' / Legal News Police Make An Arrest In The Young Greatness Murder Police Make An Arrest In The Young Greatness Murder / News News Soulja Boy Makes Surprise Appearance At Yams Day & Squashes Beef With Meek Mill Soulja Boy Makes Surprise Appearance At Yams Day & Squashes Beef With Meek Mill / News Beef Soulja Boy Gets Totally Disrespectful With Kanye West Soulja Boy Gets Totally Disrespectful With Kanye West / Beef