Kanye West has settled a lawsuit by a Hungarian rock singer who accused the hip-hop star of sampling one of his best-known works without permission for the 2013 song “New Slaves.”
The accord resolves claims that 85 seconds, or one-third, of “New Slaves,” which appeared on the No. 1 album “Yeezus,” was a copy of the plaintiff Gabor Presser’s 1969 song “Gyongyhaju Lany,” which translates roughly as “Pearls in Her Hair.”
Terms of the settlement are undisclosed.
“I am very glad it is over,” Presser was quoted as saying by Hungarian news agency MTI on Friday.
Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
Lawyers for West and co-defendant Sony Corp’s Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The parties settled on Monday, two days before West was scheduled for a deposition. A notice that they agreed to dismiss the case was made public on Thursday in Manhattan federal court.