Donna Summer time’s property has reacted to what it deems to be an unauthorised interpolation of the late singer’s 1977 hit I Really feel Love by Kanye West in his latest observe, GOOD (DON’T DIE).
Within the tune, you may seemingly hear a model of the Giorgio Moroder-produced dance hit underneath the lyrics, “I’m Alive, I’m Alive, I’m Alive” sung by West in the identical model as the unique’s “I really feel love, I really feel love, I really feel love”.
As reported by Billboard, on Saturday 10 February, Donna Summer time’s property posted an story on the official Donna Summer time Instagram account that learn: “Kanye… requested permission to make use of Donna Summer time’s tune I Really feel Love, he was denied… he modified the phrases, had somebody re-sing it or used AI but it surely’s I Really feel Love… copyright infringement!”
Listed below are the 2 tracks to your comparability:
It’s removed from the primary time West, whose collaborative album with Ty Dolla $ign, Vultures 1, was additionally launched on Saturday, has come underneath scrutiny for sampling or interpolating different artist’s music with out their permission. On Friday 9 February, Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne additionally hit out on the controversial artist, saying he’d requested to pattern a tune however was “refused permission as a result of he’s an antisemite”.
In keeping with Osbourne, West went forward and used the pattern anyway, taking part in it at a Vultures 1 listening occasion in Chicago on Friday evening.
He wrote on X, “Kanye West requested permission to pattern a bit of a 1983 reside efficiency of Iron Man from the US Pageant with out vocals and was refused permission as a result of he’s an antisemite and has brought about untold heartache to many. He went forward and used the pattern anyway at his album listening celebration final evening. I would like no affiliation with this man!”
. @KANYEWEST ASKED PERMISSION TO SAMPLE A SECTION OF A 1983 LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “IRON MAN” FROM THE US FESTIVAL WITHOUT VOCALS & WAS REFUSED PERMISSION BECAUSE HE IS AN ANTISEMITE AND HAS CAUSED UNTOLD HEARTACHE TO MANY. HE WENT AHEAD AND USED THE SAMPLE ANYWAY AT HIS ALBUM…
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) February 9, 2024
“We get so many requests for these songs,” Ozzy’s spouse Sharon Osbourne informed Billboard on Friday, “and after we noticed that request, we simply mentioned no approach.” She added, “We’ve been in contact along with his staff … And it’s additionally a problem of getting respect for an additional artist.”
On Saturday, she posted to X: “The Osbourne household have by no means wished any affiliation with Kanye West. He’s an anti-semitic idiot who spews his rhetoric out into the world, Kanye you fucked with the unsuitable dude this time. Sincerely, Sharon Osbourne.”
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