Jay-Z Songs, Lyrics: 'Holy Grail' Song was Stolen from Nirvana's 'Smell Like Teen Spirit'?
Jay-Z's new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, is a major hit with fans, however it seems as if Frances Bean (the daughter of late grunge rocker, Kurt Cobain) may not be too thrilled with a track called "Holy Grail," which features Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" lyrics.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, Cobain's wife, Courtney Love, admitted to allowing the rapper to use the rights to the Nirvana song, as she owns the band's catalogue.
This is following the time when Love reportedly covered Jay-Z's "99 Problems" at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
"I'm letting Jay-Z use lyrics - Frances would freak [if she knew this.] Jay-Z's huge and we're friends. I mean we're not besties or anything," Love said in the interview.
Although Frances is likely to know now that her father's song has been used on Jay-Z's newest record, the model is yet to comment on it.
Love did say, however, that Jay-Z and his producers did not ask her for permission to use the song, saying, "They [used it] without asking, which is kind of nervy but the business side has been taken care of so it's fine."
"Holy Grail," which was initially released to Galaxy users for free on the Forth of July, features singer Justin Timberlake.