Brooklyn-based band, Yeasayer, have sued Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd for copyright infringement on their 2018 Black Panther Soundtrack "Pray For Me". According to the rock band, the two stars stole certain arrangments from their 2007 record "Sunrise".
They were able to identify a “distinctive choral performance” that was “comprised of male voices singing in their highest registers, with animated, pulsing vibrato.” They also concluded the sample was sped up with the “intent to conceal the infringement” and was used throughout “Pray for Me” up to eight separate times.
Yeasayer is requesting an injunction that blocks further sales and airplay of “Pray,” and also they want all the record’s profits and damages. It is yet to be discovered if the song’s producers Doc McKinney and Frank Dukes were named in the lawsuit as well.