'Flowers' track from 'DONDA 2' accused of sampling Kanye West

'Flowers' track from 'DONDA 2' accused of sampling Kanye West

Updated on July 11, 2022 15:39 PM by Andrew Koschiev

A claim has been made that "Move Your Body" was used without the permission of Marshall Jefferson in 1986. "Flowers," one of the tracks from Disney's DONDA 2 soundtrack, has been hit with a lawsuit by the artist formerly known as Kanye West. It was reported that Ultra International Music Publishing LLC has claimed that Ye has sampled Marshall Jefferson's 1986 house music cut "Move Your Body" without permission in "Flowers", and that the sample has been repeated 22 times throughout the song.

Ye and his representatives were further said to have acknowledged the sample of the album "Move Your Body" during discussions with Jefferson, but those talks did not result in a license being granted. It is unacceptable that West promotes artists' rights with one hand, yet at the same time he does not feel ashamed about taking rights away from other artists with the other hand," according to the lawsuit. Another lawsuit involving music is being filed against West this year; earlier this May, Pastor David Paul Moten, a pastor from Texas, alleged that Ye's song "Come to Life," which appears on DONDA, incorporated a recording of one of his sermons without his permission.

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