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Eminem gets smoked by granny

Sept. 16, 2003 at 1:26 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Eminem's sampling of "Pigs Go Home" has landed him in a lawsuit filed by the 70-year-old widow of the composer who wrote it, a report said Tuesday.

In a federal court lawsuit, Harlene Stein alleges the rap star used a piece of one of her husband Ronald's compositions on "Guilty Conscience," a cut from the rapper's acclaimed 1999 debut "The Slim Shady LP."

The Stein instrumental composition at the lawsuit's center is titled "Pigs Go Home" and is part of his score for Getting Straight, a 1970 film starring Elliott Gould and Candice Bergen.

Ronald Stein, who died in 1988, is not credited as the piece's composer, TheSmokingGun.com reported Tuesday.

While her lawsuit does not specify monetary damages, Stein could potentially see quite a windfall, since Eminem's first album sold nearly five million copies.

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