Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:11:18 +0200
- OH NO!!
Vogue, Kimye sued by soul singer for allegedly using samples for "Bound 2" from 1970s song
Vogue editor Anna Wintour may be regretting her decision to finally put Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the cover of the fashion bible: Her company is now being sued over the April photo shoot.
A forgotten boy-band crooner from the 1970s who sued West last year, claiming the rapper swiped one of his songs for a track on his album “Yeezus,” is now going after Vogue for using the tune in a behind-the-scenes video, The Post reports.
The “exclusive video,” posted on Vogue’s website, “takes you on set with the happy family,” with images of a canoodling Kimye posing with baby North for celebrity photographer Annie Leibowtiz.
Rickey Spicer — who sang lead vocals as a 12-year-old Michael Jackson wannabe for the one-hit-wonder group “The Ponderosa Twins Plus One” — was shocked when he heard his voice in the West title “Bound 2.”
His Manhattan civil suit against Vogue publisher Condé Nast says “Mr. Spicer’s voice is used substantially throughout the video, comprising approximately 44 percent of the lyrics.”
A rep for Vogue did not immediately respond to The Post's request for comment.
Here's the original song: