Kanye West Sued Over ‘Bound 2’

A former soul singer has filed suit against Kanye West for using his voice on a track on the album “Yeezus.”

Ricky Spicer, who was the then 12-year-old lead singer of The Ponderosa Twins Plus One, claims he was taken by complete surprise when he heard himself on the single “Bound 2.”

“Mr. Spicer’s voice is sampled exactly as he recorded it and his voice … is heard several times,” according to court documents obtained by the New York Daily News.

The sample in question comes from a song on the 1971 album 2+2+1 = Ponderosa Twins Plus One called “Bound,” which featured Spicer’s “fallin’ in love” refrain.

The suit seeks compensation from West or asks the rapper to cease and desist the use of Spicer’s voice, the Daily News said.

Roc-A-Fella Records, Island Def-Jam Music, Rhino Entertainment and Universal Music Group have also been named in the suit.