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Kendrick Lamar reportedly has been hit with a lawsuit for allegedly using the work of music legend without authorization.
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 claims Lamar rapped over the song without permission on his track “I Do This,” which was released for free and then a remixed version was made available on iTunes.
Mattie Music Group reportedly is suing Lamar for damages and wants him to stop using the song, which appears his 2010 mixtape O.verly D.edicated.
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