Kanye West wins $2.5M lawsuit
Rock star Gabor Presser claimed Kanye West ripped off his 1969 track, “The Girl with Pearly Hair”, by his song “New Slaves”, the allegation got advanced to court. Presser is suing Kanye for $2.5 million for copyright infringement, claiming “New Slaves” uses 85 seconds of Presser’s original, which totals over one-third of the track. Yeezy scored a tiny victory when a federal judge granted his request that lawyers for Presser depose him in Los Angeles rather than New York. Kanye is going on trail May 15.