One of Kanye West’s biggest hits of the year is now leading to a lawsuit. The single “Bound 2” is now the subject of a lawsuit from Ricky Spicer, the Ponderosa Twins Plus One singer who sang the original “Bound” when he was 12. The New York Daily News reports that Spicer has asked West to compensate him or cease and desist from using his voice.
“Mr. Spicer’s voice is sampled exactly as he recorded it and his voice … is heard several times.”
The lawsuit also names Roc-A-Fella, Island Def-Jam, Rhino Entertainment, and Universal Music Group. Someone dropped the ball on this one.
Here’s the original song and the “Bound 2” video: