Kanye West sued for ‘overuse’ of Donna Summer’s I Feel Love, demanding monetary damages

Kanye West has landed himself in trouble again.

Kanye West, controversy’s favourite child, is in trouble again. The estate of the late Donna Summer is taking him to court. The late singer’s estate has claimed that he used a sample of the singer’s hit song without permission, according to ‘Mirror.co.uk’. The estate is allegedly suing Kanye, Ty Dolla $ign, Ye’s record company, and others for utilising Donna’s 1977 song ‘I Feel Love’, according to legal documents.

Earlier this month, the ‘Gold Digger’ rapper released his first album as part of his compilation ‘Vultures 1’. Donna’s estate says that the album’s song ‘Good (Don’t Die)’ used the vocals of the late disco diva after the estate “explicitly denied” them permission, according to the lawsuit.


As per ‘Mirror.co.uk’, Bruce Sudano is listed in the court documents as the executor of the estate of Donna Summer. The document said he “seeks to protect Summer’s musical legacy that made her the undisputed ‘Queen of Disco’.” “Sumer’s estate, however, wanted no association with West’s controversial history and specifically rejected West’s proposed use of Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’,” the suit reads.

The lawsuit goes on to claim that Ye and Ty Dolla $ign, real name Tyrone William Gryphon Jr., “arrogantly and unilaterally decided they would simply steal” the music. However, Kanye has a history of plagiarising songs. Ozzy Osbourne had already blasted him shortly after the publication of his record.

Ozzy stated on social media that Kanye used his band Black Sabbath’s song ‘War Pigs’ without permission on the album ‘Vultures’. On Instagram, he made a harsh statement in all capital letters, criticising Kanye for utilising the song. “Kanye West asked permission to sample a section of a 1983 live performance of ‘War Pig’ from the US Festival without vocals & was refused permission because he is an antisemite and has caused untold heartache to many.”