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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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No one ever mention GOD in these article he is going to make the wicket pay for the wrongs they do to righteous people

560 days ago


Sorry for the typo that's wicked my iPhone :^)

560 days ago


Kanye, No ID, DJ A trax sampled these people fathers voice numerous times on their albums and their artist songs kanye No ID produced Bennie Seagle and used these people's father voice repeatedly so tmz you are full of it a teensy weeny goes a long way

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