Kanye West and Pusha T are being sued over their use of George Jackson’s “I Can’t Do Without You” on DAYTONA standout “Come Back Baby.” Billboard obtained authorized docs from the Circuit Court docket of Colbert County in Alabama stating that FAME Enterprises Inc., which claims to personal the recording, filed a lawsuit on May 24.
Along with Ye and Push, Def Jam Recordings, Common Music Group, and G.O.O.D. Music are additionally named as defendants within the go well with. FAME alleges that for the reason that track was created previous to 1972 Copyright Act, it ought to dwell exterior of its jurisdiction.
The docs declare that the unauthorized use of the George Jackson pattern on the refrain makes up for 35 p.c of “Come Back Baby.” FAME says it will have by no means given the G.O.O.D. Music duo permission to make use of the recording for the reason that 2018 observe is “about drug habit and the cash made out of promoting medicine.”
FAME is requesting the “disgorgement of profits, compensatory, consequential, incidental, and punitive damages in an amount to be determined by the trier of fact in this case, plus statutory fines, costs, interest and expenses.”
Billboard has reached out to West’s reps for remark.