Kanye West faces lawsuit over ”Flowers” sample
Kanye West is facing a copyright infringement lawsuit stemming from a sample on the song ‘'Flowers,'' from his Stem Player exclusive album, Donda 2. According to Reuters, Ultra International Music Publishing LLC (UIMP) claims the record is a direct sample of Chicago house artist Marshall Jefferson's 1986 song, ‘'Move Your Body.'' It's reported that an authorized sample has been used at least 22 times on the track.
“Unfortunately, and contrary to his claimed interest in the proper compensation and fair treatment of all artists, West, has not shared his success with at least one well know artist and writer whose work he sampled and exploited without authorization or compensation in the creation of Donda 2,” court docs read.