Eminem Sued Over Use of French Tune

By | April 2, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Eminem is being sued by a french composer who claims the popular rap star stole some of his music. The 67-year-old composer Jacques Loussier has accused Eminem of stealing parts of his jazz fusion work for the song “Kill You.” The suit seeks unspecified damages and was filed this past week in New York. It accuses Eminem and Interscope Records of swiping parts of his work for the “The Marshall Mathers LP” album.

The song talks about killing women. Among the lines in the song is the lyric: “I’m ready to play, I got the machete from O.J.”

Loussier is known in France as an artist who combines classical music and jazz. He has released more than a dozen albums, with sales of six million copies worldwide. No immediate word from Eminem or his label on the suit.

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