Kanye West And Solange Sued Over Copyright Infringement

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Prince Phillip Mitchell has filed suit against Kanye West and Solange, who he alleges used his song “If We Can’t Be Lovers” without permission.

Kanye sampled the track on his song “Everything I Am” off his 2007 album Graduation. Eight years later, Solange sampled “Everything I Am” on her song “Fuck The Industry” off the reissue of her 2008 LP, Sol-Angel And The Hadly St. Dreams.

Mitchell is credited as a co-writer on both tracks.

Mitchel is requesting that Kanye and Solange stop performing the songs live and take them off the radio, though neither of the songs receive much radio play or regularly appear the artists’ concert setlists, according to The Fader.

Kanye’s last run, 2016’s “Saint Pablo Tour,” hit arenas around North America, though it was infamously cut short after the rapper checked himself into a hospital for temporary psychosis. He had no problem selling out shows that outing however, as almost every concert either sold out or nearly sold out.

Highlights include two gigs at New York City’s Madison Square Garden Arena, moving 35,995 tickets and grossing nearly $5 million; two at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., selling 35,112 tickets and grossing more than $3.2 million and six nights at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif, selling 97,356 tickets and grossing more than $8.2 million, according to box office reports submitted Pollstar.

Solange made stops in various festivals last year, including San Francisco’s Outside Lands and Los Angeles’ FYF. She also played a handful of headlining shows, including two nights ate the Greet Theatre in Berkley, Calif., which sold 13,749 tickets and grossed $663,000. The gig also featured