theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Kanye West has been slapped with a $2.5 million dollar lawsuit by a musician accusing him of song theft and the man is demanding the judge sign off on an injunction prohibiting the rapper from continuing to illegally profit of his work.
A man named Gabor Presser filed a federal lawsuit against Kanye West, Gimme My Publishing Inc and Sony Music.
Presser explains that he is the composer of the song ‘Gyonhyhaju Lany” which he copyrighted.
He accuses Kanye West of using his music illegally in his song New Slaves and approximately 1/3 of his track is included in the rappers song. The musician says Kanye never got his permission or paid him a dime to sample his track.
He says he reached out to the rapper’s attorney informing them of the infringement who told him they would like to work out a deal with him. The lawyer then pressured the musician to enter into a deal with extreme time constraints. They then offered Presser $10k “advance” and insisted that he sign off on Kanye continuing to use the infringing song in his promotion and performances.
Presser says “Yeezus” has sold over a million copies and West has performed the song at over 40 concerts during his tour which grossed $35 million in ticket sales alone.
He declined to agree to the terms presented by Kanye’s attorney for an agreement that allowed the rapper to continue using the song until a deal was worked out between them.
He says that Kanye and the label continue to enjoy the financial and other rewards resulting from the uber-successful album ‘Yeezus”, which owes most of its success to the hit single ‘New Slaves’ which uses his music in it.
The suit is seeking an injunction against the rapper from continuing to distribute the track and $2.5 million in damages for copyright infringement.