Madonna, Lady Gaga and Jessie J: 9 Singers Who Were Sued For Copyright Infringement (PHOTOS)

By: Amanda Hasaka / July 13, 2012

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Madonna‘s iconic single “Vogue” is in a bit of legal trouble.

Even though it was released nearly 20 years ago, The Daily Mail is reporting that the 53-year-old super star is being sued by a company called VMG. They claim she used a sample from the 1977 song called “Love Break.”

According to their claim, Madonna’s “Vogue” intentionally disguised the sample from that song, and that they have never received compensation for the sample.

The real question is: why did they wait so long to make their case?

Allegedly, VMG has only been to detect the sample in Madonna’s song recently, thanks to new technology which is able to isolate and identify sounds. It’s not known how much they are suing her for.

To compare, listen to “Vogue,” then The Salsoul Orchestra’s “Chicago Bus Stop (Ooh, I Love It),” below.

However, Madonna certainly isn’t the first singer who has gotten in some legal hot water thanks to a hit tune.

From Lady Gaga to Jay-Z and Kanye West, see who else has been sued for copyright infringement by clicking through the gallery.

Do you think the songs sound similar? Sound off in the comments.

This isn’t the only controversial thing to happen to Madonna as of late. See what else put her in the headlines below.

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