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Kanye West vs Donna Summer’s estate

Feb 14, 2024

The late Donna Summer’s estate is accusing rapper and fashion designer Kanye West of copyright infringement.

In a post shared to Donna Summer’s official Instagram post on Saturday, 10 February, it was noted that the College Dropout rapper asked for permission to use Donna Summer’s well-known song, I Feel Love, but was denied.

“Kanye West… asked permission to use Donna Summer’s song ‘I Feel Love,’ [but] he was denied”, the statement on Summer’s official Instagram Story read.

The statement continued: “He changed the words, had someone re-sing it or used AI but it’s ‘ I Feel Love’”.

The was ended with the words, “copyright infringement!!!”.

Donna’s estate tagged the official accounts for Kanye West, rapper Ty Dolla Sign, Warner Chappell Music, Universal Music Group and Sharon Osbourne in her post.

Since she died in 2012 due to Lung Cancer, Donna Summer’s estate controls her contributions to the music industry.

A few hours earlier, Sharon Osbourne and her husband Ozzy Osbourne also similar complaints, accusing Kanye of copyright infringement.

“Kanye West asked for permission to sample a section of a 1983 live performance of ‘War Pig’ from the US Festival without vocals”, Ozzy shared to X.

The Rock artist continued: ” [it] was refused permission because he is an antisemite and has caused untold heartache to many. He went ahead and used the sample anyway at his album listening party last night. I want no association with this man!”, Ozzy shared.

Sharon also shared her opinions on the matter calling Kanye an “antisemite fool”.

“Osbourne family have never wanted any association with Kanye West. He is an anti-Semitic fool who spews his rhetoric out into the world, Kanye you f—ked with the wrong dude this time. Sincerely, Sharon Osbourne”, Sharon noted.

Kanye and Ty Dolla Sign’s dropped their new highly anticipated album titled, Vultures, on Friday, 9 February. Both rappers are yet to comment on the public complaints.