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Madonna Calls Out Tory Lanez For Illegally Sampling Her Song



Image Source: New Music
Image Source: New Music

Earlier this month, Tory Lanez released his album Alone At Prom, which was inspired by and features sounds from the ’80s. Yesterday, Madonna called out Tory for illegally using a sample of her 1985 hit record Into The Groove on his album.

It’s very clear when listening to Tory’s song Pluto’s Last Comet that the song does sample Madonna’s record. Yet on Spotify, Tory Lanez is listed as the only writer on his song. In a now-deleted comment, the 63-year-old veteran singer had this to say on one of Tory’s Instagram posts, “Read your messages [for] illegal usage of my song get into the groove.”

History of Madonna’s ‘Into The Groove’

Madonna is a household name and one of the most famous musicians ever. Her song “Into The Groove” was written by both Madonna and Stephen Bray. It’s featured in a comedy-drama film she starred in titled Desperately Seeking Susan.

Later on, the song got added to the reissue of her classic 1984 album Like A Virgin.

Madonna shared her thoughts on the song in a 2009 Rolling Stone interview, “‘Into the Groove’ is another song I feel retarded singing, but everybody seems to like it.”

Doug Dowdle of Parallax Productions made the music video for “Into The Groove” by using and matching movie clips from Desperately Seeking Susan. Parallax Productions is one of the production companies that popularized and pioneered movie tie-in music videos during the ’80s. Watch the video for yourself below:

After Madonna Called Out Tory

Since Madonna called out Tory, her comment addressing the issue on his Instagram post is gone. This could be a sign that things are being handled behind the scenes. Both songs are great and it’s a shame when business starts to affect art.

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Written by: Oryah Brown | Instagram: @oryah.wav

I've been writing Hip-Hop content on my own for almost 2 years now. Music has always been my passion, and I have experience in most areas that utilize the art form: production, writing, curating, engineering, etc.

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