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Kanye West

Ripped Off Samples for 'Bound 2'

... Claims Ex-Child Star

12/24/2013 12:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kanye West
may dry hump Kim Kardashian in the "Bound 2" video, but a former child star says he's the one getting screwed in the song ... claiming Yeezus stole a sample from his old track and never paid up.

The guy behind the lawsuit is Ricky Spicer -- an ex-member of the '70s soul group, "Ponderosa Twins Plus One" ... which recorded a song called "Bound" back in 1970.

Spicer, who was 12 years old when he laid down the track, says he recently heard Kanye's new hit on the radio and IMMEDIATELY recognized his old work.



Problem is ... Spicer says he never granted Kanye (or anyone affiliated with Kanye) permission to use his voice ... so on Monday, he filed a lawsuit in Manhattan.

Ricky is suing the rapper's labels for allegedly stealing his vocals ... and is demanding West stop using the song and pay him an unspecified amount of money.

Just listen to the song ... the Ponderosa Twins' ditty is clearly the main sample on "Bound 2" -- and Kanye's title suggests his version is a sequel to the original.

But this ain't Kanye's first rodeo when it comes to sampling music (see: Stronger, Gold Digger, Diamonds from Sierra Leone, etc.) ... and it's unlikely he would just jack the tune without trying to obtain the rights.

We reached out to Kanye's camp for comment -- so far, no word back.

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tgrfan42069    

ripping off samples and ryming about bitches and ho's. lol rap music.

213 days ago
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dyls_E    

the original is really good. sad that it reminds me of that half ass song of his now

213 days ago
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betseymcqueen    

"and it's unlikely he would just jack the tune without trying to obtain the rights." Just curious: how much did pay you to defend him?

213 days ago
4.

SheisHot    

This is no surprise, Kayne never had an original thought or idea in his life. Even his girl, Kummie, is a retread and looked the best with Ray J's BBC stuffed into her piggie mouth.

213 days ago
5.

EggsOverEasy    

If Kanye West is so smart, how come he doesn't know his music sucks?

213 days ago
6.

BEEJ    

The 12 year old in me wants to rub one out to that music video like I used to the Girls Gone Wild infomercials.

213 days ago
7.

PhilipMarkum    

Kanye with his Kartrashian. She pretends to be something she's not (talented) when she's merely a sex tape star who made a porn name for herself using another guy who was in the sex video with her...then you have Kanye who pretends to be oh-so-smart and oh-so-talented when he's really just perving on someone else's work. Sad. Very sad. Glad to hear Ricky is suing for his due and hope he prevails.

213 days ago
8.

notalawyer    

There is NOT an original bone in Kanye's body.
He learned from the best the Kardashian Family Liars...

213 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Why shouldn't he feel it's all right to steal someone else's work?
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After all, look at the incredible amount of milage on the pizz whoar baby mama of his bastard child.

213 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Kanye, you are SO unoriginal - I bet you use the same urination moves that Ray J. used on the lil Kimmie.

213 days ago
11.

Sbryce    

There is a difference between stealing someone's music and being inspired by someone's work.

213 days ago
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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Well this is a complete non-surprise: Not only a delusional douche, but also a common thieving ass hole. I guess he just figured he'd get away with it because he's a genius. I know this dim-wit is rich, but at some point, with the failed under-attended tour, and now this lawsuit which he'll obviously lose, and his gigantic house being built and turning into a money pit project, and is irritating expensive moron of a wife and his new brat and who knows what other costly things....I predict bankruptcy for ol' Kayne here, soon. He is seriously stupid, and it's the only thing that makes sense.

213 days ago
13.

Marilyn    

And here I though he was Jesus, Shakespeare & Andy Warhol not a simple copycat phony!
Boy! He's not even a real genius!

213 days ago
14.

taz    

Just another example to prove once and for all that Kanye isn't exactly the "genius" he thinks he is. Has the man EVER had an original idea? Sad, pathetic excuse for a performer.

213 days ago
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Calinative    

That is unmistakebly their song. No doubt about it.

213 days ago
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