Eminem sued over 'plagiarism'

Eminem and his record label have been sued by a French composer who claims the rapper stole one of his tunes.

Eminem and his record label have been sued by a French composer who claims the rapper stole one of his tunes.

The copyright infringement lawsuit, filed in Manhattan, accuses Eminem and Interscope Records of lifting parts of "Pulsion" - a jazz fusion work by Jacques Loussier - for Eminem's "Kill You."

The suit, which names Loussier as plaintiff, seeks unspecified damages.

A call to Interscope Records was not immediately returned.

"Kill You" appears on Eminem's best-selling album "The Marshall Mathers LP." The song talks about killing women, with the lyrics, "I'm ready to play, I got the machete from OJ"

Loussier, 67, of Paris, gained fame by fusing classical music and jazz with his Play Bach Trio.

He has released more than a dozen albums, selling six million copies worldwide.

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