Jay-Z & Kanye West Settle Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

posted March 11, 2012 08:00:00 PM CDT | 19 comments

Jay-Z & Kanye West Settle Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Jay-Z and Kanye West settle the lawsuit stemming from a Syl Johnson sample.

Jay-Z and Kanye West have settled a federal lawsuit over the duo's song "The Joy ."

TMZ.com reports that Hov and 'Ye settled with Syl Johnson, who sued the duo in October for using an unauthorized sample of his song "Different Strokes."

The song was featured as a bonus track on Watch the Throne, and stirred up a bit of controversy. Pete Rock, who produced the track, said that the Johnson sample was added after he was done working on it.

Johnson has previously sued Michael Jackson, Jefferson Airplane, and Cypress Hill for copyright infringement.

Though West is now in the clear, Jay-Z still faces a lawsuit stemming from his smash hit, "Big Pimpin."

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