Mag sued over song in video to promote Kim-Kanye cover issue

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 08:56

Los Angeles: One of the leading fashion and lifestyle magazine is being sued over the song used in a behind-the-scene video for its Kim Kardashian and Kanye West cover shoot.

A former child singer named Ricky Spicer has filed a lawsuit against the magazine, claiming that the promo clip uses West`s track titled `Bound 2`, which contains unauthorized samples of his voice, reportedly.

"Mr Spicer`s voice is used substantially throughout the video, comprising approximately 44 percent of the lyrics," states the New York civil suit.

The suit, which is seeking unspecified compensation, claims that the magazine "knowingly used the voice audio recording of Mr Spicer without his authorization or consent."

Spicer, who was a lead singer of the `60s group The Ponderosa Twins Plus One, already filed a lawsuit against West, Island Def-Jam Music, Rhino Entertainment, Roc-A-Fella Records and Universal Music Group over the sample on `Bound 2` track last December.

PTI

First Published: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 08:56

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