Kanye West Dragged To Court For Sampling Pastor In ‘Come To Life’
Kanye West may be avoiding the limelight for the time being, but that doesn’t mean he’s out of trouble. According to TMZ, a preacher is suing Ye for sampling without permission on one of the songs on his Grammy-nominated DONDA album.
Bishop David Paul Moten is suing the father of four, according to legal documents obtained by the outlet, for the song “Come To Life.” Which he claimed incorporates his voice and one of his sermons both in the opening and looped throughout.
According to Moten’s lawsuit, “70 seconds of the five minute and ten second lengthy title” use his consent, accounting for more than 20% of the song. The Bishop criticized Ye and the music industry for “willfully and egregiously [sampling] sound recordings of others without authorization or permission.”
UMG Recordings, Def Jam Recordings, and G.O.O.D Music are also named in the complaint, and the defendant is demanding damages from them all.
This isn’t Ye’s first musical feud. Smokepurrp, the rapper behind “Tide Pen,” claims Yeezus owes him $9 million in unpaid composition credits from 2018’s “I Love It.”
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