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Kanye West Sued Over Sample Used In “Bound 2”

According to New York Daily News, Kanye West is being sued over a sample used in his track “Bound 2,” taken from this year’s critically acclaimed release Yeezus, which dropped this past June.

West’s song features a sample from the song “Bound,” a track which was recorded in 1971 by The Ponderosa Twins Plus One. The lead vocalist of the group, Ricky Spicer, claims that he never gave West permission to sample “Bound,” and that he was first made aware of “Bound 2” after hearing it on the radio. At this time, Spicer is suing West, the rapper’s …


Bob Dylan Sued by Croatians for Racism

Following the release of an interactive video for “Like A Rolling Stone” that took the web by storm, the singer-songwriter is being sued for racism by a group of Croatians.

In a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone, Dylan commented on the conflict between the Catholic Croats and Christian Orthodox Serbs, comparing it to Jews and Nazis as well as slavery in America.

According to the International Business Times, Vlatko Marić, Croatian secretary general, said: “It is an incitement to hatred. You cannot compare Croatian criminals to all Croats. But we have nothing against Rolling Stone magazine or Bob Dylan as …


Beastie Boys Elaborate On Copyright Infringement Suit

This past weekend, it was reported that Beastie Boys were threatening to sue the toy company GoldieBlox for copyright infringement over the use of their song “Girls” in the company’s newest commercial. Today, the hip-hop trendsetters went a step further and published an open letter to the company, further elaborating on their decision.

According to The New York Times, the group admitted that they were “impressed by the creativity and the message” of the advertisement, noting that they “strongly support empowering young girls, breaking down gender stereotypes, and igniting a passion for technology and engineering.” Still, the group maintained …


Bring Me The Horizon Apparently Getting Sued By Concert Goer’s Parents

According to some tweets by Oli Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon are being sued by a 12 year old girl’s parents because she was injured in a mosh pit during the band’s performance. While there aren’t any official stories we’ve been able to find so far, there’s been a lot of buzz by fans everywhere about the incident. You can also read Oli’s tweets by checking below the jump.

This should go without saying, but please stay safe when you are out at a metal show and are around the mosh pit. People get injured if they are not careful, …

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BUSTED: Rolex Suing Jonathan Cook (Forever The Sickest Kids) For Selling Counterfeit Watches

Forever The Sickest Kids member Jonathan Cook is being sued for millions following his early arrest for selling counterfeit Rolex watches. Read more on this unfolding story right here!

As you’ll note below on Thursday Rolex sued Cook for all kinds of damages as a result of his infringing upon the watchmaker’s trademark.
“Defendant intentionally, maliciously, and willfully sold, offered for sale, distributed, promoted, and advertised watches bearing counterfeits of one or more of the Rolex Registered Trademarks, despite knowledge that such sales were illegal,” says the suit. “Defendant’s acts were calculated to confuse and to deceive the public,


Comedian Katt Williams Sued For Allegedly Punching His Assistant In The Face

This weekend is off to a rough start for comedian Katt Williams. TMZ is reporting that the Pimp Chronicles comic is being sued for $5 million dollars by his former assistant over claims Williams punched her and caused permanent damages.

The woman, Melissa Ishage, filed her lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court this past week. She claims she was working as WIlliams’ assistant in his home until things turned sour on October 6, 2012. Ishage claims William’s attacked her, and that a punch to her head made her fall to the ground and sustain permanent injuries, but has yet to …


Wu Tang Clan Members Accused of Illegal Sampling

A report has surfaced that names Wu Tung Clan members Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Method Man and RZA as defendants in a suit accusing them of illegal sampling. The accuser is Bridgeport Music and Westbound Records.

The track in question is “New Wu” from ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II, a Raekwon solo album released in 2009. It is accused of a 12-second or four measure cut “I’ve Changed” by the Magictones. The Raekwon track also features a verse by Ghostface and Method Man, while RZA produced it. This is why other Wu Tang members GZA, Inspectah Deck, U-God, …

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Woman Sues Bieber for 9 Million, No One Knows Who To Laugh At

In a recent report from NME, Justin Bieber is currently being sued for $9 million for “damaging a woman’s ear.” No, it’s not because he’s Canadian and should go back to his own country and stop infecting the minds of the United States’ youth. According to the report, while Justin went over the crowd in a heart-shaped carriage there was a wave of screaming from 12 year old girls underneath him. This pre-pubescent reaction to a young boy (or girl?) in a heart shaped box (cause you know, he’s Kurt Cobain) left the woman with tinnitus and …


Daddy Yankee Cancels Tour, Makes Promoter’s Eyes Bleed

Rapper Daddy Yankee is in hot water this morning following a lawsuit who claims stress from cancelled Argentinian tour caused him to bleed from his eyes.

TMZ is reporting that Yankee, after accepting an $820,000 advance from a concert promoter in Argentina and agreeing to extend his stay to a 10-date tour for another $480,000, refused to make good on the deal only days away from the first show because the promoter would not send him the final $480,000 in advance. The promoter even went as far as to guarantee it upon Yankee’s arrival in Argentina, but Yankee refused.

The …


Insane Clown Posse Sued For $2 Million

AllHipHop is reporting that Detroit based hip hop group Insane Clown Posse are being sued for $2 million after reportedly sampling songs without permission.

The suit was filed in Ohio by Entity Productions, a company claiming the group used Halloween-themed tracks without their permission for seven songs without permission of the music’s owner, The Midnight Syndicate. The Midnight Syndicate is apparently pissed and as such, seek $2.1 million in damages.

The albums included in the suit are Mirror Mirror (Twiztid) and Tales From the Lotus Pod (featuring Dark Lotus).

News of this lawsuit only continues what has become one of …

Lil Wayne being sued for $15 Million over ‘Bedrock’ track

Lil Wayne is spending more time in the courtroom than the studio lately with his recent allegations and lawsuits pending. Apparently the rapper is being sued for $15 million dollars by Done Deal Enterprises for stealing parts of his smash single “Bedrock” that have claimed to have been copyrighted. The company is accusing not only Wayne but Young Money Records and Cash Money for stealing the recordings. This track comes off of the Young Money compilation album We Are Young Money.

WE will see Weezy in the courtroom, for the hundredth time, on October 12.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are being sued for $27 million

Official documents have been released regarding Bone Thugs-N-Harmony being sued for $27 million dollars. Roland Brown filed the lawsuit on April 28th and includes him accusing Bone Thugs breaching their contract and not paying royalties towards a Mo Thugs Record. The lawsuit states that Brown wrote “Take Your Time” and “Here With Me,” that sold a million copies, off of the Mo Thugs Family Scriptures album. Yes, this gigantic lawsuit is over two songs. Read the article and let UTG know your thoughts on this controversy.