Kanye and Kid Cudi seem to have put their foot in it for a song on their Kids See Ghosts collab album last year, thanks to an uncleared sample of a man called Ronald Oslin Bobb-Semple.
As TMZ reports, the man is suing Kanye, Kid Cudi, Ty Dolla $ign and their labels for using his voice in the song Freeee Ghost Town Pt 2, one of the album favourites and a huge hit.
The sample in question is actually the first thing you hear on the song - it's an excerpt of Bobb-Semple's presentation about black rights advocate Marcus Garvey.
It's not unusual for Kanye to rush an album out of gates with uncleared samples, tbh. He made changes to The Life Of Pablo after the fact as well as his most recent record, ye, cutting out samples that weren't cleared.
It begs the question - should artists be allowed to refresh, edit and update their albums to their heart's content thanks to streaming services like Spotify? Any updates to the album just rewrite over the old track on the album, meaning you've entirely lost the first version.