Kendrick Lamar Is Reportedly Being Sued For Copyright Infringement

The lawsuit is over a 2013 sample of Bill Wither’s “Don’t You Want To Stay”.

April 14, 2016

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Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment are reportedly being sued over a Bill Withers sample that was used on Kendrick Lamar's 2013 song "I Do This", Billboard reports.

The lawsuit filed by Mattie Music Group, who own the rights to Withers' 1975 song "Don't You Want To Stay", was first reported by TMZ. The suit states, "The musical composition "I Do This" consists of nothing more than new, so-called Rap or Hip Hop lyrics, set to the existing music of "Don't Want You To Stay." The song in question, "I Do This", appeared on Lamar's 2013 mixtape Kendrick Lamar EP.

Representatives for Kendrick Lamar and Mattie Music Group were not immediately available for comment.

Kendrick Lamar Is Reportedly Being Sued For Copyright Infringement