Donna Summer’s Estate Accuses Kanye West Of Using AI Or Having Someone Else Sing A Track He Was Denied Clearance To Sample

According to Rolling Stone, Summer’s camp is accusing West of copyright infringement, claiming that despite being denied access to use her “I Feel Love” song, the rapper still featured the 1977 track on his latest collaboration album “Vultures 1” alongside Ty Dolla $ign.

“Kanye West…asked permission to use Donna Summer’s song ‘I Feel Love,’ he was denied… He changed the words, had someone re-sing it, or used AI but it’s ‘I Feel Love’… copyright infringement!” read a post shared in the Instagram Story of the official Donna Summer account on Saturday (Feb. 10).

The song in question on West and Ty Dolla $ign’s album is “Good (Don’t Die),” which includes the lyric, “Oh, I’m alive, I’m alive, I’m alive, oh,” along with “a melody and cadence that appears to be the song the estate may be referencing,” per Rolling Stone.

Not only was West tagged in the post, but the outlet states the account also included his creative collaborator for the project, Ty Dolla $ign, as well as Universal Music Group and Warner Chappell Music.

What’s more, Summer’s estate also included Sharon Osbourne in the tag of the story post, as just a day before their claims, Sharon, along with her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, took to social media to accuse West of a similar act of using music without the proper permission.

“Kanye West asked permission to sample a section of a 1983 live performance of ‘Iron Man’ from the Us Festival without vocals & was refused permission because he is an antisemite and has caused untold heartache to many,” Ozzy wrote via X in all caps. “He went ahead and used the sample anyway at his album listening party last night. I want no association with this man!”

At this time, West has not publicly responded to the claims.

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