The rappers had used a sample of soul singer Syl Johnson’s ‘Different Strokes’ on their track ‘The Joy’, but according to Johnson’s publishers, did so without his permission or any money changing hands, forcing them to file a lawsuit.
However, according to US gossip website TMZ, legal documents released in Illinois last week revealed that the lawsuit would not come to court as a settlement had been reached.
Jay-Z and Kanye West will tour the UK in support of their joint album ‘Watch The Throne’ this summer. The tour includes five shows at London’s O2 Arena, which take place every night from May 18 to May 22, two shows at Manchester’s Evening News Arena on June 11 and 12, two shows at Birmingham’s LG Arena on June 13 and 22 and finally a date at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena on June 21.
London O2 Arena (May 18, 19, 20, 21, 22)
Manchester Evening News Arena (June 11, 12)
Birmingham’s LG Arena (13, 22)
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (21)