Composer Gabor Presser claimed Kanye had sampled his 1969 song ‘Gyöngyhajú Lány’ without permission. 

Kanye West has settled his lawsuit with Hungarian composer Gabor Presser for $2.5 million, reports Pagesix.

Back in May, Presser filed charges against West for his use of Presser’s 1969 composition ‘Gyongyhaju Lany’ in his Yeezus track ‘New Slaves’ without permission. Kanye samples a substantial amount of the song on his track – a minute and 15 seconds – and according to the suit, Presser only found out right before ‘New Slaves’ dropped in 2013.

The composer reportedly said he only agreed to the sample under the assumption that a formal deal would be agreed, however, a licensing agreement was never signed and Presser and was simply given a $10,000 advance that he never cashed. He eventually filed a $2.5 million copyright infringement lawsuit.

Court documents show that the Yeezus rapper reached an out-of-court deal with the plaintiff on Monday. The trial was due to begin on May 15.



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