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Kanye West Faces Criticism for Unauthorized Sampling on ‘Vultures’



Kanye West‘s latest album, Vultures, is under scrutiny for allegedly using samples without permission. Following recent complaints from Ozzy Osbourne‘s estate, Donna Summer’s estate has also accused West of using parts of Summer’s 1977 hit “I Feel Love” in his track “Good (Don’t Die)” without proper clearance.

Donna Summer‘s estate publicly called out West on Instagram, stating that his request to sample the track was previously denied. The post highlighted the alleged copyright infringement and tagged West, his collaborator Ty Dolla Sign, Warner Chappell Music, and Universal Music Group, as well as Sharon Osbourne. Osbourne had recently voiced concerns about unauthorized sampling on behalf of her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, suggesting that West sampled a live version of Black Sabbath‘s “War Pigs” on Vultures after their refusal to grant permission.

Ozzy Osbourne, in his statement, cited West’s past antisemitic remarks as a factor in his decision to deny sampling permission, a sentiment echoed by his wife, Sharon Osbourne, who criticized West and accused him of representing hate.

This isn’t the first time West has faced accusations of unauthorized sampling. Last year, he settled a copyright dispute with Marshall Jefferson over the use of the 1986 song “Move Your Body” on the Donda 2 track “Flowers.”

With both the Osbournes and Summer’s estate issuing cease and desist orders, West and Ty Dolla Sign have yet to respond to these latest accusations, leaving fans and observers curious about the outcome of these legal disputes.


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