Kendrick Lamar Is Close To Settling ‘Rigamortis’ Lawsuit


Kendrick Lamar is nearing the settlement of a copyright infringement lawsuit regarding a sample he used on “Rigamortis,” a track from his 2011 album Section.80, VIBE reports.

Jazz musicians Eric Reed and Willie Jones III claim that K. Dot used the rhythm of their track “The Thorn” without their permission and didn’t provide any financial compensation. They filed the lawsuit in Sept. 2014 for $1 million, which would cover lost earnings, damages, lawyer’s fee and back royalties. Reed and Jones III also want rights to the song.

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The case can reportedly be settled sooner than later. Court documents state that  “Parties report that they have reached a settlement and are awaiting two signatures.”

Kendrick Lamar has not commented on the status of the lawsuit.