According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kanye West is using the words of 19th century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to make his case in court.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is considering whether to uphold the dismissal of a 2010 claim that the rapper stole the song “Stronger" from another artist.
Plaintiff Vincent Peters, in addition to claiming similarity in the use of "Kate Moss" and the title "Stronger," zeroes in on alleged similarities in the chorus. Both sides acknowledge the lyrics are based on Nietzsche's phrase, "That which does not kill us makes us stronger."
But earlier this year, a federal judge dismissed Peters’ claim, finding there wasn’t enough similarity between the two tunes. (The title, Moss reference and Nietzsche maxim are unprotectable, said the judge.)
Peters appealed, which is how West wound up defending himself in court again.
The rapper’s lawyer submitted a brief to the courts on November 18, arguing at one point that "the alleged similarities (which also contain many differences) all derive from a century-old maxim written by someone else – a maxim that has been used in many songs before Plaintiff’s (and Defendants’) song."
The people who leave these racist remarks on CNN needed to be put on blast, their should be a law in place to expose these people, that would be a great reality show.-Min.Mychaeltodd
I'll happily go on national television just to let ni&&ers know how much I despise the way they have ruined our country.
You are so obsolete and you are a waste of oxygen and matter.
Kanye quoting Friedrich Nietzsche is like Martin Luther King quoting J. Edgar Hoover. I didn't realize the Ebonics University taught Nietzsche. As for his unqualified success with certain audiences, let say, I'm not a customer, just as I am no longer a customer of the NBA. You need to learn something from Bill Cosby Con-yeah! Bill does have a Ph.D. What do you you have other than an angry mouth?
I still think he is just a gigantic ass, and nothing more.
KANYE LIKES FISH STICKS ........BECAUSE HE'S GAY..
The joker said,'That which does not kill us,,makes us stranger' ,,.
kanye your an idiot and have 0 talent. rap on that one.
Hold on hold on I jus wan say thay kanye is one of tha best philosophisers of all time
@Truth, you need to learn some manners young man. Where is all this hate coming from?
From your mom.
@truth. U have a small dick that's why u hate blacks!! What can I say they are blessed
I know of Nietzsche, who is this West person?
Why is Peters suing on behalf of Kate Moss and Ray Nitschke? I know Ray Nitschke and he said he doesn't know why Vincent Peters is filing suit on his behalf. He said that he will file a civil suit against Vincent Peters.
we all can agree that Kanye is worthless but wasn't Stronger based off of the Daft Punk song? Pretty sure he didnt steal that...since DP was in the music video
No u are worthless!! What Kanye does in one day is bigger than ur whole life
Truth is gay n lives in tx n loves the gay cowboys
Fuqe all of u Kanye haters. All of his 6 albums went platinum! He have 14 Grammys. He is rich as hell.
Just like he said keep hating u can only make him hotter
you're counting watch the throne in there? that was weak
you forgot creative!
Kayne is a musical genius, he is truly talented, you don't stay on top this long if you aren't talented. He is not fake and tends to say what he thinks and he does it when he is drunk which is worse. He made the mistake of picking on a little white girl but his talented can't be denied. I would rather have a person say what he thinks that one who says what he thinks people want to hear.
@rapid.. I wish I was black!! I'm Mexican & proud !!
I heard yezzy was racist
He only like green faces
If your going to defend Kanye your case would be "stronger" if you could manage to use proper grammer.
A truely talented person wouldn't need to remake/remix another much more talented artist's work as a promotional piece to get his music out there. First he used Ray Williams and then Daft Punk.
All he does is remix/rip-off other artists' music. Don't even cite the "He's so talented because he sold a lot of records" crap. Jersey Shore is watched by a lot of people, that doesnt mean they are talented actors; it just proves we have a lot of idiots in society supporting these charlatans.
No! this is the marquee blog..you and I are below Bieber,you want news..READ IT !
Kanye has to go to court to stay relevant...zzzzzzz.
Another pretentious rapper tries to sound smart so that we will forget that he couldn't finish college.
Somebody just lost ALL of his street cred hahahahahahahahahahhaha
Truth go kill ur self, why do u have to call him ni99er? Ha ain't done nothing to u. He is a music genius. U don't agree feel free but no one is asking u to read his news, u ur self clicked it and still complain.
Why are you so jealous of the black race? I bet you are a mousy, little person who sits behind a computer and spews hate. If you had any balls, you would go to a black neighborhood and say these things, now that you truly show your superiority and your courage.
Music Genius? HA HA HA,
Kanye can't read music he is nothing but a getto rapper, which = zero talent. Pulease enough of Rap trash.
You hide behide a computer, don't you? I live in a mixed neighborhood, and I AM FAR from mousey! The truth is the truth. The dumbing down of America is complete with rap music.
Religion dumbs people down way more than music, TV and, in some cases, head trauma ever could.
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