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Rapper Kanye West hit with new copyright lawsuit

London: Rapper Kanye West has been hit with a new copyright lawsuit for allegedly sampling an unauthorized song on his 2006 mixtape Freshmen Adjustment 2.

Persuaders singer Robert `Bobby` Poindexter has accused West of featuring the R&B group`s `Trying Girls Out` in a remix version of `Girls, Girls, Girls`, without seeking permission, reported Contactmusic.

And last week Poindexter filed legal papers at the US District Court of Southern New York asking for USD 500,000 in damages.

"I have offered to resolve this matter out of court with Kanye West. But in response, he has refused to even discuss any `out-of-court` resolutions whatsoever. Nor has he provided any evidence that he is demanding others to cease and desist from selling the illegal version," the document read.

This isn`t the first time West has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit.

Soul singer Syl Johnson waged a court battle against the rap star last autumn over the unauthorised use of his Different Strokes on the hitmaker`s Jay Z collaboration `The Joy`. The pair settled the suit last month.

PTI

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