Rihanna Sued Over Track
Rihanna and Michael Jackson are being sued over using a sample without permission
Director John Landis filed a lawsuit against the king of pop for unpaid royalties recently and now it seems there more trouble ahead.
Rihanna is being sued for using part of Jackos 1983 pop hit Wanna Be Startin Something. The track features the African chant "Mama-se, mama-sa, mama-coo-sa" which was sampled from 1973 track Soul Makossa.
The track was written and performed by Cameroonian saxophonist and vibraphone player Manu Dibango and now the 75 year old isnt happy that the track has been used without consent again.
Dibango reached a settlement with Michael years ago but the new lawsuit alleges that he allowed Rihanna to use part of his hit in her single 'Please Don't Stop the Music' without permission.
Lawyers for The Soul Makossa performer have asked French courts to stop record labels Sony BMG, EMI and Warner from receiving any money from the record until he wins his damages fee.