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Kendrick Lamar being Sued for Illegal Use of a Bill Withers Song

kendricklamar-2016grammysAccording to a  new lawsuit, Kendrick Lamar  simply slapped his lyrics to “I Do This” onto a Bill Withers song .
Kendrick’s being sued by Mattie Music Group, a music company that says it owns the rights to Bill Withers’ song “Don’t You Want To Stay,” which was released back in 1975.

According to legal docs filed by MMG … the company says Kendrick Lamar’s 2009 track “I Do This” is a complete replica of “Don’t You Want To Stay” — to the point it “consists of nothing more than new rap and hip hop lyrics set to the existing music of “Don’t You Want To Stay.”

Mattie Music is suing for damages and wants Kendrick to stop using the Withers track.
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