Why Is Rapper Eminem Suing New Zealand’s Government

Eminem has taken New Zealand’s governing party to court over a music track it used for a campaign ad.

The US rapper says the song, used in the 2014 advert by the National Party, was an unlicensed version of Lose Yourself, one of his biggest hits.

But the party’s lawyers argue it was not actually Lose Yourself, but a track called Eminem-esque which they bought from a stock music library.

The case began on Monday, with the two tracks played in court.

Watch John Oliver hilariously talk about thisĀ over the top court case

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