'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
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(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.)

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Dec 27, 2013 1:02 AM CST
Kanye Worst strikes again. A miserable excuse for an entertainer and an even worse excuse for a human being.
Dec 25, 2013 9:17 PM CST
"Bound 2"--how original. This sort of creativity is to be expected from a dude who thinks it is clever to call his kid, North West.
Dec 25, 2013 1:40 PM CST
but i thought Kanye the almighty arts god was infallible?!? this guy is no different then the rest, he rips off people, cause no art is original, and he has an ego bigger then any single human can handle. and his "art" : it sucks!