Eminem has taken New Zealand’s governing party to court over a music track the National Party used for a campaign advert in 2014.
The rapper claims the track used was an unlicensed version of Lose Yourself, one of his biggest hits. The party’s lawyer, however, argued 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.
The 2014 advert featured shots of rowers and a voiceover urging people to “keep the team that’s working” and return the National Party to office at the coming election.