WWE announcer Greg Hamilton makes his money off his voice and he is very protective of it. Westside Gunn recently sampled the SmackDown announcer’s voice and he’s not happy about it.

It is not okay to use someone’s voice without asking them permission. Westside Gunn apparently helped himself to Greg Hamilton’s pipes. Hamilton claims that Gunn will be “paying him for years.”

Hamilton’s voice was used on a track without his permission. This caused him to jump on Instagram and release a scathing statement on the matter. He demands money for the use of his voice and that comes with an order to not jack his voice again in the future.

Well @westsidegunn @buffalokidsgallery let’s hope that since you STOLE my voice for your incoherent kindergarten fables….that you saved up enough delivering for Door Dash….because….You….are….🤬’d.
You’ll be paying me for years….apologize and I’ll think about not collecting every dime for the rest of your life….or I can just get WWE lawyers….that’s ok too.
Settle with my lawyer. And don’t EVER use my voice again….so wrong.

Westside Gunn has songs titled “WrestleMania 20,” “Shawn vs. Flair,” and “Undertaker vs. Goldberg.” Needless to say, he is a big pro wrestling fan. He obviously didn’t think using Greg Hamilton’s voice would be an issue, but he was very mistaken.

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H Jenkins

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