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Kanye West

SUED For Messin'

With Broke People

4/8/2013 3:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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You know that song "Bumpin' Bus Stop?" Well no one does, but that hasn't stopped the songwriter's offspring from suing Kanye West for allegedly daring to sample a teensy-weensy portion of that most obscure song.

David Pryor wrote and sang "Bumpin' Bus Stop" with his band Thunder & Lightning in 1974. Two of his children, Trena Steward and Lorenzo Pryor, each own about a quarter of the tune.

They claim that 13 seconds into Kanye's "Gold Digger" -- his massive 2005 No. 1 hit -- comes a sample of their father's hit miss ... If you listen carefully, you can hear what's allegedly Pryor's voice say "Get down" three times, echoing Kanye's line, "Get down girl, get down, get down."

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Steward and Pryor want a judge to stop the sale of "Gold Digger" -- which is very weird since it's been out for 8 years.  And, of course, they want damages, and lots of them. 

Warning to Steward and Pryor ... None of the people they're messin' with appear to be broke.

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Danielle123    

I think it's weird that they came out 8 years later when they could have done so earlier and prevented him from raking in so much money from it AND sued him for damages, etc. Either way, he used it without permission so he should pay. TMZ can say it's an "obscure song" all they want but if it wasn't important Kanye wouldn't have took the time out to add it to his song.

561 days ago
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Wow ...    

Desperate people say desperate things. Not a fan of Kanye, but come on...

561 days ago
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Tanzaboy1990    

LOL WHO CAREZ TMZ....

561 days ago
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billybob    

Chakka

561 days ago
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ChitownCletus    

Good, I hope they sue his talentless ass off. If it wasn't for stealing, I mean sampling everyone else's work, this jack off could not do anything. ANYONE can take someone else's song and talk about some crap no one cares about and say "yea yea... what uh huh yea yea" grab your balls "yea, uh huh" NO TALENT HACK
ITS CRAP!

561 days ago
6.

IwuvTMZ    

Ah, those rappers.

561 days ago
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Danielle123    

By the way, a lot of these artists sample work without permission from these not so well known or "obscure" artists because it's less likely that the public will notice anything or that they will be found out. If you were sampling songs and didnt want to pay, would you choose from a song/artist that everyone knows or one that no one knows? Exactly. Harvey, you can remove your head from the Kardashian's ass now.

561 days ago
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Joan K    

If Trashian is really pregnant by this guy that kid is going to be fugly.

561 days ago
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WOW    

NORTH KOREA THREATING 2 BOMB US AND TSL WORRIED ABOUT A DAM SONG GET ****N REAL.

561 days ago
10.

Marie    

If you use it, PAY FOR IT!!!

561 days ago
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sickandtired    

mo crap from TMZ.....

561 days ago
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Mysic_beats2013    

And Kaye west what you suppose to say "Yes Em I pay em the money

561 days ago
13.

Carl    

So are you saying a song has to be a hit before the creator has the right to control who samples it?

561 days ago
14.

SusanCoyote    

Is it possible for this pig to get any uglier, greasier or more ghetto???

561 days ago
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Stop It    

People wait this long so the song can be out and make as much as possible, do they get paid more. Pay up F A G BOY

561 days ago
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