EXCLUSIVE: Kanye West – I’m Being Harassed Because I’m a Celebrity, Accuses Musician of Trying to Shake Him Down for Settlement
The Dirty can exclusively reveal Kanye West is accusing an unknown musician of harassing him in a legal battle over his hit “New Slaves” … with the rapper saying the man is attempting to extract a substantial settlement with him by playing dirty legal games.
Last year, Gabor Presser sued the rapper and Sony Music for $2.5 million accusing them of illegally sampling his track, “Gyonhyhaju Lany” in Kanye’s hit “New Slaves” … without obtaining permission or paying him a dime.
Kanye claimed he had an agreement with Presser to sample the music. He denied any wrongdoing and has been attempting to have the case moved from New York to California. Presser demanded his motion be shut down.
Recently, Presser headed to court and filed a motion to compel Kanye to be deposed in New York … where the rapper will be grilled under oath about the case.
Kanye fired back saying his demand for the deposition to take place in New York is nothing but a dirty legal game … pointing out he offered 2 days next month to take his depo in LA. He says it would be a burden and inconvenience if he is forced to travel to New York … especially since he claims to have minimal information regarding the facts of the case.
Kanye says the insistence on New York is pure harassment because he’s a celebrity. He says it’s a tactic designed to extract settlement leverage and for no other purpose.