Kanye West wins lawsuit over ‘Stronger’

Kanye West performs at the BET Awards on Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Hip-hop artist Kanye West won a lawsuit after music producer Vincent Peters sued him for plagiarizing parts of the 2007 hit, “Stronger,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the copyright lawsuit on August 20, 2012.

“Although the fact that both songs quote from a 19th century German philosopher might, at first blush, seem to be an unusual coincidence, West correctly notes that the aphorism has been repeatedly invoked in song lyrics over the past century,” says Judge Diane Wood. reported that Peters claimed he wrote the song and played it for John Monopoly, West’s business associate, on November 12, 2006 before West produced his version seven months after Monopoly received a copy.

The website also posted the hooks for both songs.

Stronger – Vincent Peters – Hook – What don’t kill me make me stronger/The more I blow up the more you wronger/You copied my CD you can feel my hunger/The wait is over couldn’t wait no longer

Stronger – Kanye West – Hook – N-N-N-now th-th-that don’t kill me Can only make me stronger /I need you to hurry up now Cause I can’t wait much longer/ I know I got to be right now Cause I can’t get much wronger/Man I’ve been waitin’ all night now That’s how long I’ve been on ya.


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