Kanye West took a break from social media and successfully avoided negative headlines for a bit until today. In the latest drama of Ye’s life, he is getting dragged into a court of law over ripping off a sermon.
According to TMZ, Kanye West is getting sued by Bishop David Paul Moten. The pastor is claiming that the Chicago native rapper sampled his sermon without his permission on one of the songs on “Donda” album.
The pastor in Texas claimed Ye used audio of Moten’s own religious speech in “Come To Life,” the 22nd track from said album. Donda finally dropped in August of 2021 and was instant fan favorite.
The outlet acquired legal documents of this case in which the pastor claimed his sermon is used for 70 seconds in the track. The song itself is 5-minute & 10-seconds long which means the sermon accounts for the 20 percent of it.
Moten also said his voice and sermon is not only used in the song intro but it is looped in the entire song as well. He cited this as an example of Kanye and the music industry “willfully and egregiously sampling sound recordings of others without consent or permission.”
The pastor is also suing UMG Recordings, Def Jam Recordings and G.O.O.D Music all of which Kanye is associated with. He is seeking damages although the amount is still unknown. Kanye is yet to publicly address this but we will keep you updated when more information about the case available.
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