Kanye West sued for allegedly sampling New Orleans legend Eddie Bo

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Recording artist Kanye West accepts the award for Video of the Year onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images For BET)

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Recording artist Kanye West accepts the award for Video of the Year onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images For BET)

According to Huffington Post, Kanye West is being sued the label TufAmerica, who claims West illegally sampled portions of a 1969 song by New Orleans legend and jazz pianist Eddie Bo. TufAmerica claims to have bought rights to the song over 15 years ago:

A New York label is suing Kanye West, claiming the Grammy-winning rapper illegally used portions of a 1969 song by New Orleans legend Eddie Bo on his No. 1 2010 album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In its complaint, TufAmerica says two tracks on “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” — “Who Will Survive in America?” and “Lost in the World” — include a bit of “Hook and Sling, Part 1″ by Eddie Bo, which TufAmerica says it bought the rights to more than 15 years ago.

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