Kanye West has been sued by a former child singer for sampling his voice without permission.
Ricky Spicer was in the group The Ponderosa Twins Plus One as a child, he is now 56. He says West sampled vocals he recorded when he was 12 years old. The vocals are reportedly used multiple times in the song “Bound 2”, which debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard charts.
Spicer has sued West, Roc-A-Fella Records, Island Def-Jam Music, Rhino Entertainment and Universal Music Group, demanding compensation or a cease and deist.