'70s Boy-Band Singer Suing Kanye West
Ricky Spicer says 'Bound' vocals were unlawfully used in 'Bound 2'
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2013 10:01 AM CST

(Newser) – Kanye West is getting sued over his last video, and not for our national pain and suffering. Rather, behind the legal action is a man less than favorably described by Page Six as a "forgotten boy-band singer from the 1970s" and a "12-year-old Michael Jackson wannabe." Ricky Spicer, lead vocalist for the group the Ponderosa Twins Plus One, says West and label Roc-A-Fella Records illegally used his vocals from 1971's "Bound" on West's "Bound 2." What Spicer wants, per papers filed yesterday: for the label to cease using the song, and for compensation. Listen to "Bound" here, and "Bound 2" here. (Or there's this spoof here.)