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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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LISA    

It's strange they waited 8 years, but maybe they didn't hear it until recently? I'm not a fan of lawsuits, but it seems like they should get some compensation. I'm more shocked that Kanye's 'Gold Digger' was a massive hit - I thought it was awful!

472 days ago
17.

Kaaka    

I would like to think i have a pretty good ears when it comes to if something got BITE, But this is beyond ridiculous.You notice it had to be the artist KIDS trying for this ARMED robbery.

472 days ago
18.

Trecee    

Douchye looks like Bubba from Forrest Gump.... "I was born with big gums sir"

472 days ago
19.

Cecilia     

If he stole it, he should pay. No matter how long it's been or how obscure it is.

472 days ago
20.

Fredsicles     

Figures tmz is sticking up for kayne. Like they do with the kardashians.

472 days ago
21.

Fallopia Lopez    

What is it about the look on Kanye West's face that makes me want to punch it so hard?

472 days ago
22.

Piper    

He is a dumb ass anyways. Anyone that dates that fat ass skank is a dumb ass....

472 days ago
23.

anonymous    

I admire your condescending attitude Harvey. It's priceless.

472 days ago
24.

M.W.electric    

All man I love that song. Especially the part where Kanye talks about rappers finally making some money but then leaving their chick for a white girl. Kanye is Hood for real he'd never do that. "And when they get on he leave ur a§§ for a white girl" Get down girl go head get down!

472 days ago
25.

Colonel Nudge    

can tell by looking at him, he stinks and so does his wannabe music

472 days ago
26.

joe    

Lowlife racist s***bag who we're skirts

472 days ago
27.

Roman Moroni    

He gettin a little porky too, ain't he; look like homes got caught with a digit in sunthin

472 days ago
28.

Mahmoud     

Who?

472 days ago
29.

JuanRambo    

WTF? 8 Years Later... These People Are Stupid...

472 days ago
30.

Rachael    

So now everytime Kanye scratches his aess we have to hear about it too, now that he's bangin' that Kardashian whore and part of that same promotional push? C'mon TMZ, it's all so transparent. It's not even a story, it's more of a commentary you wrote on this. Fail.

472 days ago
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