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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.

142 COMMENTS

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61.

Ivan in Phoenix    

Save that first picture of Kanye, TMZ. It's the only time I've ever seen him with his mouth closed. He must hold the world record for mouth-breathers.

565 days ago
62.

Jeff    

Suing someone because they used the words "get down", is like suing someone for using the words
"I love you" in a song. They will be lucky if Kanye doesn't counter-sues them for filing a frivolous lawsuit with "intentional infliction of emotional distress" tacked on. They could be in serious trouble before it's over with.

565 days ago
63.

awesomewave    

How did RIAA miss that music pirate?

565 days ago
64.

LovinLife    

And I care because???

565 days ago
65.

Matt1983    

Someone is always out for someone else money. Get a grip

565 days ago
66.

J4X    

There's nothing creative about using a sample whether it is authorized or not. But then there ain't nothing creative about Kanye West. It is pretty uninspired to use 13 seconds of someone singing "Get Down" on a loop but suburban white kids eat his sh!t up

565 days ago
67.

Cricket    

I'm no Kanye fan, bur it sounds frivolous. Btw, where has he been, lately?? Now, I certainly don't mind his disappearance, but maybe someone should check. Maybe Kris j or h killed him.

565 days ago
68.

ashley    

My word, he is one ugly dude, I hope that baby doesn't have that monster of a nose!

565 days ago
69.

Enlightened    

I would consider it a public service if Ms. Steward and Mr. Pryor would file a defamation action against TMZ, it's parent company, Harvey Levin Individually, and whichever imbecile wrote the headline declaring them "Broke." TMZ knows NOTHING about the financial position of the litigants, and they have EVERY RIGHT to enforce their property interests against copyright infringement by Miss Kanyetta West or anyone else. SUE THESE TMZ BASTARDS (AND THEIR CORPORATE PARENT) AND TEACH THEM TO REAP THE CONSEQUENCES ($$$) OF THEIR OUTRAGEOUS BEHAVIOR.

565 days ago
70.

Guest    

They're probably going to settle out of court since the sample is minimal and a court would even get mad for wasting their time. I sure hope the plaintiffs don't count on 6 figures or even 5 for that matter. I guesstimate $2500 to make this mosquito go away.

565 days ago
71.

Loopy    

I don't know why anyone cares about this guy. He never smiles and just down right looks miserable.
I guess money talks and bs walks, seems to have no class. Just saying.......

565 days ago
72.

Kaliandra    

Really listen to the background of it and you can hear where they put in the sample. Shame on you!! Seriously you had to rip that off? Couldn't get someone to say that and have it all messed up like you did? SMDH

565 days ago
73.

laffnbear    

Keeping up the "rappers" slimy image.
No talent for real music so resort to stealing it.

565 days ago
74.

Meanie    

These stupid rap nicks have zero musical talent - the only thing they know how to do is rip other people off.

565 days ago
75.

Maka    

Kayne is south side Chicago s***!!!

565 days ago
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