Kanye West, Frank Ocean & JAY Z Won The ‘Made in America’ Lawsuit

In 2014, New York musician Joey McDonald, claimed that Watch The Throne’s ‘Made in America’ song concept was stolen from his 2009 song also called ‘Made in America’. The track featured a hook from Frank Ocean and all three of them, as well as Mike Dean, Shama Joseph, Universal Music Group, Roc-A-Fella Records, Def Jam Music and Roc Nation, were sued by McDonald. Now a district court dismissed the case in September 2015 and ruled that McDonald did not have a strong enough case. Last week a higher appeals court upheld the lower court’s decision.


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