Jay-Z and Kanye Settle Copyright Infringement Lawsuit for 'The Joy'


Jay-Z, Kanye West


Sued last year by Syl Johnson, the rappers have reached a settlement with the blues singer over the sampling of 'Different Strokes'.

Jay-Z and his collaborator Kanye West could breathe a sigh of relief for now. The rappers have reached a settlement of a federal lawsuit concerning their song "The Joy" which was in their 2011 joint album "Watch the Throne".

Jay-Z and Kanye were sued last October by blues singer Syl Johnson who claimed they used unauthorized sample of his song "Different Strokes" in "The Joy". Johnson said that Kanye had tried to clear the copyright for his solo album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" but could not get it done in time. Thus Johnson launched a lawsuit when it eventually appeared in "Watch the Throne".

However, the lawsuit has been dismissed in Illinois federal court this week because both parties have reached an agreement which was not disclosed.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Charlie Sheen Opens Up About His Wild Night With Lindsay Lohan: 'She Literally Tucked Me In'
  2. It's Over! Kim Kardashian 'Pulling the Plug' on Her Marriage to Kanye West
  3. Khloe Kardashian Reveals Secret to Her Big and Perky Butt
  4. Britney Spears Freaks Out After Sex Tape Leaks Online
  5. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani 'Torn Apart' by Her 'Flirtation' With 'The Voice' Contestant
  6. Report: Drake Dating Legendary Singer Sade Adu
  7. Ryan Gosling May Dump Eva Mendes as Reports of Her Past Affair Emerge
  8. Report: Generous George Clooney Under FBI Investigation for Money Laundering
  9. Sleepyhead Madonna Leaves Kids Starving at Daughter's Birthday Bash
  10. Chris Brown Wants to Go to Therapy to Make Things Truly Work With Rihanna

CELEBS PHOTO