Aphex Twin Says Kanye West Ripped Him Off
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.26.2014
Via a sample on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy...
Aphex Twin still isn't too happy that Kanye West sampled him on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The producer and electronica musician, real name Richard David James, was speaking to Pitchfork in a new interview about his upcoming LP and discussed West using a sample of his track "Avril 14th" on "Blame Game."
"Is it a sample? I actually don't know what it ended up being in the end, I'm so slack," Aphex told the site. "I know that he tried to fucking rip me off and claim that he'd written it, and they tried to get away with not paying."
He elaborated on the issue, saying, "I was really helpful. And when they first sent it to me, I was like, 'Oh, I can re-do that for you, if you like,' because they'd sampled it really badly and time-stretched it and there was loads of artefacts. I was like, 'I'll just replay it for you at that speed if you want.' And they totally didn't even say 'hello' or 'thanks' they just replied with, 'It's not yours, it's ours, and we're not even asking you any more.'"