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Lil Wayne Faces Lawsuit Over Song Sampling

May 30, 2008 04:23:17 GMT

Another problem comes for the rapper as he is being sued for using a sample of a female singer's single on his song without an approval from her.


Lil Wayne Faces Lawsuit Over Song Sampling
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After having some troubles with the law recently over drugs and weapons possession allegation, a new problem is about to be faced by Lil Wayne. This time the rapper is being sued for using another musician's music without an approval. The artist that filled the lawsuit on Wayne is a South African born singer named Karma-Ann Swanepoel.

Karma claims that her song "Once" has been sampled by Wayne for his track titled "I Feel Like Dying". Moreover, TMZ.com said that on the lawsuit filed in Louisiana, the singer also stated that she has actually been approached by the rapper's label to sign a deal for the right to use her song. The problem is before the agreement is done deal, the "Lollipop" rapper has been spreading and streaming his single on MySpace, Youtube and also playing it live at his concerts.

For that reason, Karma asked a compensation in the form of cash but it is still not clear yet how much money she asks from Wayne. Meanwhile, the rapper or his representative haven't released any statement regarding the news.

Aside from his law problems, Wayne himself is still busy preparing his music projects. The biggest and highly anticipated stuff from him is his upcoming LP "Tha Carter III", which will due on June 10. Beside that, the rapper has also been tapped to perform at the upcoming BET awards on June 24, where he is being set as the closing act of the event.

Lil Wayne's "I Feel Like Dying":



Karma-Ann Swanepoel's "Once":



© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by Music Man on Jun 20, 2009
It's high time Rappers (so-called musicians) learn to sing and play an instrument. Then they would need to RELY on sampling other artists work.
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posted by yoki985ms.perfect on Dec 18, 2008
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posted by yoki985ms.perfect on Dec 18, 2008
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