Jay-Z and Kanye West Settle Infringement Suit


Jay-Z and Kanye West have finally settled the Copyright Infringement lawsuit that came about last October by Syl Johnson.

Johnson accused the “Watch the Throne” duo of using an unauthorized sample of his song “Different Strokes,” claiming that West had previously tried to get the song cleared for his solo album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” but the deal could not be done in time.

Legal docs have revealed that the case was dismissed after the two parties reached a settlement; details are not being disclosed at this time. Johnson is no novice to copyright infringement cases—in the past he has sued Michael Jackson, Cypress Hill and Jefferson Airplane.

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