David Morales has called out Kanye West and Lil Pump for stealing a bassline he wrote for a track over 25 years ago in a social media post. You can watch it below.
Morales is referring to the bassline used in Kanye West and Lil Pump ft. Adele Givens’ ‘I Love It’.
“I want to address how he sampled my bassline from a record I did over 25 years ago,” he said in the post, speaking about his dub mix of Alexander O'Neal’s ‘What Is This Thing Called Love?’
“If anybody is doubting what I'm talking about, check this out,” he continued before playing the track.
“So yes that is my bassline that I did over 25 years ago. Nobody asked me any permission, nobody gave me any love, no royalties. Not even a coupon to Walmart! But nevertheless, I'm going on record, this is my bassline.”
You can watch David Morales’ post calling out Kanye West and Lil Pump’s ‘I Love It’ below. You can also compare the tracks for yourself underneath that.
(Photo of Kanye West: David Shankbone)
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