George Michael's Estate Request Removal Of 'Careless Whisper' Sample From Tory Lanez Track

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George Michael's Estate have sent a request to Tory Lanez, asking him to cease the distribution of his track "Enchanted Waterfall" which they claim features an uncleared sample of Michael's track "Careless Whisper".

It was reported that the late singer's estate had rejected a request from Lanez to use the song last year.

'Enchanted Waterfall' has subsequently been removed from Spotify. However, the track remains available on YouTube and Apple.

The Estate of George Michael who passed away in 2016, released this statement, “It was brought to our attention that the song ‘Enchanted Waterfall’: by the artist Tory Lanez incorporated an unauthorised 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". 

Lanez was also bared the brunt of a similar allegation from Madonna, who accused Lanez of the "illegal usage" of her 1985 track 'Into The Groove' for his track 'Pluto's Last Comet'. 

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