Kayne West cleared of plagiarism

Along with rapper Ludacris

Kanye West has been cleared of plagiarism by a US court.

IOF, a New Jersey group, accused West and rapper Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges of stealing the lyrics and beats from their song ‘Straight Like That’, to create the 2003 hit ‘Stand Up’.

The words “like that” were at issue in the case and appear more than 80 times in both songs.

In the IOF track, the phrase “straight like that” is used, while in the Ludacris tune, the words “just like that” appear.

But the jury at the New York District Court in Manhattan cleared the pair after less than a day of deliberations in the two-week copyright trial, reports the BBC.