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The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar Sued For Allegedly Stealing Black Panther Song 'Pray For Me'

Embed from Getty Images Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd are reportedly being sued for jacking their Black Panther hit "Pray For Me."



According to TMZ, A Brooklyn-based rock band called Yeasayer claims the duo lifted material from its 2007 song, "Sunrise," slightly altered it and inserted it into their 'Pray For Me" single. The lawsuit claims the the part allegedly lifted from "Sunrise" is a "distinctive choral performance" that the band recorded using their own voices.

Yeasayer describes the sound as "comprised of male voices singing in their highest registers, with animated, pulsing vibrato."



The band claims The Weeknd and Kendrick slightly modified a recording of its song with the "intent to conceal the infringement." It also claims that the choral performance was used in "Pray for Me" up to eight different times throughout the track. Yeasayer claims the allegedly stolen vocals is "immediately recognizable" as theirs.



The band wants The Weeknd and Kendrick to hand over all of the profits they made for "Pray for Me." It also wants an injunction blocking further sales and airplay of the double-platinum single. 
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