Published Jun 29, 2010With his Good Ass Job possibly scheduled for a September release, things were looking up for recently troubled rapper-producer Kanye West. Naturally, a Virginia rapper named Vince P. had to come along and kill Kanye's buzz with a pesky lawsuit relating to Ye's 2007 hit "Stronger."
According to Chicago Now [via Consequence of Sound], Vince P. (real name Vince Peters) has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court claiming that Kanye's song "copies significant and important parts of Peters' lyrics identically or almost identically." Before you get too defensive of your college dropout, understand that Vince P. gave Kanye's manager a demo of his song called "Stronger" in late 2006, and never heard back. Months later, Kanye dominated charts with a song of the same name.
Besides the fact that both songs reference Kate Moss, compare the lyrics below:
Vince P.'s "Stronger":
What don't kill me make me stronger.
The more I blow up the more you wrong-er.
You coped my CD you can feel my hunger.
The wait is over couldn't wait no longer.
Kanye West's "Stronger":
N-n-now th- that don't kill me can only make me stronger
I need you to hurry up now cause I can't wait much longer.
I know I got to be right now cause I can't get much stronger.
Man I've been waiting all night now that's how long I've been on you.
West has not yet responded to the allegations, but Vince P.'s lawyers are demanding a trial by jury. Don't worry, Yeezy.. if this doesn't kill you, it will only make you stronger!