Kanye West Being Sued by US Pastor For Sermon Sample!
According to multiple reports, Kanye West is being sued by a US pastor for allegedly sampling his sermon without permission…
CelebnMusic247.com has learned that Bishop David Paul Moten claims that 70 seconds of his sermon was used on “Ye’s Come To Life,” which is more than 20% of the just over 5-minute track.
Bishop David Paul Moten states:
Approximately one minute and ten seconds of this sound recording is sampled directly from plaintiff’s sermon and appears to run on a loop underscoring the pre-chorus and chorus throughout the song in question. Consequently [at least] 20% of the entire sound recording ‘Come To Life’ is comprised of unauthorized, unlicensed samples of the sermon”.
Moten is also suing G.O.O.D Music, Def Jam Recordings, and UMG Recordings over the use of his sermons in the song.
The “Donda” album was released in late August 2021, and the track “Come to Life” was produced by West, Jeff Bhasker, Warryn Campbell, Mark Williams, and Raul Cubina.
According to Moten’s attorneys, the track is approximately five minutes and 10 seconds in length, and approximately one minute and 10 seconds of the song is sampled directly from Moten’s sermon.
The sample appears to run on a loop during the pre-chorus and chorus throughout the song, Moten’s attorneys said.
Moten’s attorneys also alleged that West has demonstrated a pattern of “willfully and egregiously sampling sound recordings of others without consent or permission.”