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Donna Summer’s estate reaches settlement with Kanye West over use of ‘I Feel Love’

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Donna Summer estate has reportedly reached a settlement with Kanye West over the alleged “illegal” use of ‘I Feel Love’ in the rapper’s ‘Vultures 1’ album.A lawsuit was filed against both West and Ty Dolla $ign back in February, claiming that the two rappers did not have permission to sample the 1977 disco hit on their collaborative album.The copyright infringement lawsuit was filed in federal court in Los Angeles, California on February 27 by Summer’s husband Bruce Sudano in his role as executor of the estate.It alleged that representatives for West – who now goes by Ye – had asked for permission to use the sample on his track ‘Good (Don’t Die)’, but was turned down by the late singer’s estate as they “wanted no association with West’s controversial history”.Sudano also claimed that West and Ty then approached Summer’s record label, Universal Music Enterprises, in a bid to be granted permission, but were denied once again.From there, he alleged, the two rappers “shamelessly” included re-recorded parts of the hit that were “instantly recognisable” on the ‘Vultures 1’ cut.Shortly after the lawsuit emerged, ‘Good (Don’t Die)’ was removed from Spotify and other streaming services.Now, outlets including Rolling Stone have reported that Donna Summer’s family have reached a settlement with Ye and Ty.In a status report filed yesterday (May 15) in Los Angeles’ federal court, a lawyer representing Summer’s estate said that the parties involved came to a “global settlement” on May 3 and began gathering signatures to officially resolve the lawsuit this week.“Plaintiff anticipates that the final settlement agreement can be executed shortly, and soon thereafter, the parties will be in a position to file a stipulation for dismissal of.

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