*Vogue’s Kim Kardashian and Kanye West cover is now the target of a lawsuit from a singer who claims his song ended up in the music used along with video of the shoot on Vogue.com.
Ricky Spicer, a former member of ’70s boy band The Ponderosa Twins Plus One, has filed a lawsuit against Vogue and Condé Nast for using Kanye West’s “Bound 2”—which, Spicer alleges, contains unauthorized samples from the Ponderosa Twins song “Bound” —as the soundtrack for the video on Vogue.com, reports the New York Post. [Listen to the track below.]
Spicer already filed a lawsuit against West and his recording labels last December for sampling his music without permission.
The New York civil suit claims that “Mr. Spicer’s voice is used substantially throughout the video, comprising approximately 44 percent of the lyrics” and that Vogue “knowingly used the voice audio recording of Mr. Spicer without his authorization or consent.”
Spicer is seeking unspecified damages.