*Jay-Z and Kanye West have settled a federal copyright lawsuit over their song “The Joy,” TMZ reports.
Syl Johnson sued the “Watch the Throne” rappers in October, claiming they used an unauthorized sample of his song “Different Strokes.” Johnson had claimed Kanye tried to get the song cleared for his solo album, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” but couldn’t get the deal done in time.
When the sample popped up on “Watch the Throne,” Johnson filed the lawsuit in Illinois federal court.
According to TMZ, it was dismissed this week because the two sides reached a settlement, though no further details were made available.
Johnson, meanwhile, has filed similar lawsuits against Michael Jackson, Jefferson Airplane and Cypress Hill.