他的歌曲Move Your Body由Trax唱片公司在1986年發行，在公告牌的舞蹈單曲銷售榜上名列第34位。
"我已經被採樣了成千上萬次。有一個正確的方法和一個錯誤的方法，"他告訴Radio 1 Newsbeat。
訴訟中說，坎耶和他的團隊與傑弗遜的代表進行了討論，他們承認在《花》中對Move Your Body進行了採樣。
坎耶--在法律上已經改名為葉--在2月通過他的Stem Player獨家發布了Donda 2，這是一種手持設備，允許用戶隔離和重組歌曲部分。
與韋斯特一起開發該播放器的英國公司Kano Computing Ltd，也在訴訟中被提及，但該公司沒有公開發表任何意見。
The rapper is accused of using part of Marshall Jefferson's 1986 hit Move Your Body at least 22 times on his track Flowers.
His song Move Your Body was released by Trax Records in 1986 and peaked at No. 34 on Billboard's Dance Singles Sales chart.
"I've been sampled thousands of times. There is a right way and a wrong way to go about it," he tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.
The lawsuit says Kanye and his team had discussions with Jefferson's representatives where they admitted to sampling Move Your Body in Flowers.
But it claims the rapper did not take a license - which would have meant Jefferson was paid for using his track.
"West advocates for artists' rights with one hand, yet has no shame in taking away rights from another artist with the other," it says.
The lawsuit says Flowers is reportedly about Kanye's ex-wife Kim Kardashian, whose petition to end their marriage was approved in March.
An attorney for Ultra International, which owns the rights to Jefferson's song, said they had nothing to add and lawsuit spoke for itself.
They are asking for profits and damages to be determined at a trial or maximum statutory damages of $150,000 per infringement.
Kanye - who has legally changed his name to Ye - released Donda 2 in February exclusively through his Stem Player, a handheld device that allows users to isolate and recombine song parts.
The lawsuit says he claimed he had earned $2.2m (£1.8m) from Stem Player sales in just one day after the release.
Kano Computing Ltd, a British company that developed the player with West and is also named in the lawsuit, have not said anything publicly about it.
Kanye's representatives and his label Universal Music Group, which is not named in the legal action, have also not commented.