Vogue Editor-In-Chief, Anna Wintour, may now be regretting her decision to featuring Kimye on the cover of the magazine’s April 2014 issue. Although Kim Kardashian and Kanye West broke record sales with their Vogue magazine cover, the couple is facing yet another backlash.
A man claiming that West sampled his voice in single, “Bound 2,” is now suing the famous magazine and West for featuring the song during a behind-the-scenes look of the editorial photo shoot.
A forgotten boy-band crooner from the 1970s who sued West last year, claiming the rapper swiped one of his songs for a track on his album “Yeezus,” is now going after Vogue for using the tune in a behind-the-scenes video.
The “exclusive video,” posted on Vogue’s website, “takes you on set with the happy family,” with images of a canoodling Kimye posing with baby North for celebrity photographer Annie Leibowtiz.
Rickey Spicer — who sang lead vocals as a 12-year-old Michael Jackson wannabe for the one-hit-wonder group “The Ponderosa Twins Plus One” — was shocked when he heard his voice in the West title “Bound 2.”
His Manhattan civil suit against Vogue publisher Condé Nast says “Mr. Spicer’s voice is used substantially throughout the video, comprising approximately 44 percent of the lyrics.”
The Ohio man says the magazine “knowingly used the voice audio recording of Mr. Spicer without his authorization or consent.”
He wants unspecified compensation.
What are your thoughts CK readers, do you think this man has a solid case? Why or why not?
And, in case you missed it, here’s the behind the scenes look of Kim and Kanye’s photo shoot with daughter North.