Kanye West is being sued by child singer Ricky Spicer for the use of his song “Bound” in West’s “Bound 2,” the New York Daily News reports. Spicer recorded the song as a singer of The Ponderosa Twins plus One when he was 12-years-old and is accusing West of using his voice without permission.
Spicer is asking for compensation from West and also names Roc-A-Fella Records, Island Def-Jam Music, Rhino Entertainment and Universal Music Group in the suit.
“Mr. Spicer’s voice is sampled exactly as he recorded it and his voice,” the suit says, as reported by the New York Daily News.
Listen to the Ponderosa Twins plus One version of “Bound” below, then compare it to West’s “Bound 2″ (sorry you have to watch the video).
The Ponderosa Twins plus One, “Bound”
Kanye West, “Bound 2″