Katy Perry and Kendrick Lamar are reportedly facing separate copyright lawsuits due to certain samples they've used on their recent releases. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Katy is being sued by gospel singer Flame, who claims that his song "Joyful Noise" was allegedly illegally sampled in the making of Perry's "Dark Horse."
Meanwhile, Kendrick is being sued in California for improper sampling on his Section 80 track, "Keisha's Song." The plaintiff in this particular case is listed as Woolfsongs Limited, which is a company based out of the UK that handles the works of the platinum selling group, The Alan Parsons Project. The lawsuit claims that Kendrick used a sample of the song "Old and Wise" without proper consent.
Neither of the cases have been settled yet, though Kendrick and TDE did offer a settlement in their case, but it reportedly wasn't accepted. We'll update with more details when they become available.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]