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Kanye West sued for allegedly sampling '74 song without permission

Kanye West and Jay-Z perform at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City on November 9, 2011. UPI/John Angelillo
Kanye West and Jay-Z perform at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City on November 9, 2011. UPI/John Angelillo | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, April 9 (UPI) -- The children of the late songwriter David Pryor are suing U.S. rapper Kanye West for allegedly sampling one of Pryor's songs without permission, documents show.

Trena Steward and Lorenzo Pryor allege West used part of their father's 1974 song "Bumpin' Bus Stop?" in his 2005 hit "Gold Digger," TMZ reported Monday.

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Steward and Pryor have asked a judge to stop the sale of West's 8-year-old record. They also are seeking unspecified damages, the celebrity news website said.

Bumpin' Bus Stop by Thunder & Lightning on Grooveshark

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