George Michael Estate SLAMS Tory Lanez & Pulls Song Over Unauthorized Use of ‘Careless Whisper’

Published: Monday 14th Mar 2022 by Sam

Tory Lanez has been condemned by reps for another major artist over his sample-heavy music.

And this time it’s from the Estate of George Michael.

Find out why below…

A mere matter of months ago, Madonna publicly slammed Lanez over what she claims was the unauthorized use of her 1985 classic ‘Into the Groove’ on his song ‘Pluto’s Last Comet.’

Now, Michael’s team has taken action to facilitate the removal of another song – ‘Enchanted Waterfall’ – from Spotify for allegedly sampling the late legend’s ‘Careless Whisper.’

Speaking on the track, which is lifted from Lanez’s ‘80s-inspired 2021 album, ‘Alone at the Prom,’ the Estate said in a statement:

“It was brought to our attention that the song ‘Enchanted Waterfall’ by the artist Tory Lanez incorporated an unauthorized sample of ‘Careless Whisper’ written by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley….requested permission for this use had been declined in June 2021 so we took immediate action on behalf of the writers, in collaboration with our publishers Warner Chappell Music, to prevent further exploitation as we will not tolerate any unauthorized use of any songs within the catalogues of George Michael and/or Andrew Ridgeley.”

Spot the similarities?

The drama adds to mounting issues for Lanez, who is currently in the midst of legal proceedings after being charged with shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the foot.

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  1. TheeStallion March 14, 2022

    That’s all this bottom b**** knows how to do, leech off of more talented people than he ever will be.

  2. Josh March 14, 2022

    Don’t slam, sue! He is so unoriginal!

  3. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) March 14, 2022

    You can clearly hear the inspiration – but I think he’s probably made enough changes to be able to get away with it. Not cool though, George Michael and Careless Whisper are legendary and should be respected as such.

  4. Thirsty March 14, 2022

    What a dumb ass 😑

  5. SDS Overfiend March 16, 2022

    Only thing that’s familiar is cadence. The delivery of the words. Nothing was sampled. And even if he did say the lyrics that’s not sampling. Stop reaching

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