Eminem Suing New Zealand Political Party For Using 'Lose Yourself'
The rapper isn't happy that the party used his song without asking first...
Eminem has a whole lot of beef with New Zealand's National Party at the moment, after they used his song 'Lose Yourself' in their campaign ad.
The rapper and his publishing companies are suing them for using the song without ever asking for permission.
“It is both disappointing and sadly ironic that the political party responsible for championing the rights of music publishers in New Zealand by the introduction of the three strikes copyright reforms should itself have so little regard for copyright,” Joel Martin, a spokesman for the publishing companies, Eight Mile Style and Martin Affiliated, told The Guardian.
However the party say they weren't in the wrong, and according to the Associated Press purchased the track from an Australian-based supplier.
“We’ve got all the licensing, we’ve told them that and made it clear again this afternoon. We also incidentally moved on from this song about two weeks ago at the same time they first started to raise questions,” Campaign manager Steven Joyce said.