Kendrick Lamar Sued For Unauthorized Use of Bill Withers Track
Kendrick Lamar might be one of the most respected rappers in hip-hop today, but that doesn’t make him immune to lawsuits.
According to a report from TMZ, Lamar is being sued by Mattie Music Group, the company that owns the rights to Bill Withers 1975 song “Don’t You Want To Stay.”
The company is alleging that Lamar rapped over the song without permission on his track “I Do This.” Lamar’s version of the song, which features Jay Rock, originally came out in 2009 on The Kendrick Lamar EP, and a remixed version appeared on his 2010 mixtape O.verly D.edicated.
The latter was made available for sale on iTunes, but the original version has only been offered for free.