Madonna Calls Out Tory Lanez for "Illegal" Sample of "Into the Groove"
The singer claims Lanez ripped her track for 2021's "Pluto's Last Comet"
Published Dec 28, 2021Tory Lanez may soon find himself in even more legal trouble, after Madonna called the rapper out for allegedly swiping the instrumentals from her 1985 song "Into the Groove" for his '80s-themed Alone at Prom song "Pluto's Last Comet" without permission.
Madge confronted Lanez on Instagram with the accusations, writing, "Read your messages [for] illegal usage of my song get into the groove!"
Madonna calls out Tory Lanez on Instagram for illegal use of her song, "Into the Groove." pic.twitter.com/vxUg1pX9au— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) December 27, 2021
Genius credits Orlando tha Great and Chaz Jackson for production on the track, while writing credits have been solely handed to Lanez himself. The credits also recognize Madonna's sample — and claims interpolation of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" — though it remains unclear if either artist cleared their tracks for Lanez's release.
"Into the Groove" was originally released for the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan, in which Madonna also stars. The singer re-released the song in that same year on her sophomore studio album, Like a Virgin. So while the song may be old, it's far from reaching public domain — and likely won't within Tory Lanez's career.
Lanez has yet to respond publicly to the matter. Hear both tracks below.