Kanye West Sued by Pastor for Using His Sermon to Compose 'Come to Life' Song

Kanye West Sued by Pastor for Using His Sermon to Compose 'Come to Life' Song

  • Kanye West may soon be forced to appear in a court of law to defend himself after a Texas pastor accused him of using his voice in one of his songs on Donda
  • Bishop David Paul Moten claimed the rapper sampled his sermon and used it in composing the Coming to Life hit without his consent
  • Moten claimed that his voice was used in the intro of the hit; he added that his sermon is more than 20 per cent of it

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American rapper Kanye West is getting dragged to court over one of his songs on "Donda" album.

Kanye West sued by Bishop David Paul Moten for using his sermon without his permision.
Bishop David Paul Moten accuses Kanye West of using his sermon. Photo: Kanye West.
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This is after a pastor in Texas claimed that the Yeezy founder sampled his sermon without his permission.

Bishop David Paul Moten alleged that Kanye filled out the song "Come To Life" with audio of his own religious speech.

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In the docs, seen by TMZ, Moten argued that his sermon is used for 70 seconds of the 5-minute, 10-second track, which is more than 20 per cent of the song.

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The man of God said his voice and sermon are used in the song intro and looped throughout the song.

He added that it's the latest 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 and he's going after all of them for damages.

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According to The Blast, the decision to prevent the 44-year-old rapper from taking the stage at the awards show was made due to his "concerning online behaviour."

The outlet reported that West's latest online antics involving Trevor Noah, who is hosting this year's show on April 3, were a factor in the decision-making process. On Wednesday, March 16, Kanye was reportedly locked out of his Instagram account for 24 hours for hate speech, harassment, and bullying after he allegedly attacked Trevor Noah online.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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