Pastor Suing Kanye West, Alleging Rapper Sampled His Sermon on ‘Donda’ Track Without Permission

Rapper Kanye West, also referred to as Ye, is being sued by a Texas pastor after he claimed components of a sermon he gave had been sampled with out his permission.

Bishop David Paul Moten claims that 70 seconds of his materials had been used on the observe “Come to Life” from West’s Grammy-nominated album “Donda.”

Moten can be suing G.O.O.D Music, Def Jam Recordings and UMG Recordings over the usage of his sermon within the music.

The “Donda” album was launched in late August 2021, and the observe “Come to Life” was produced by West, Jeff Bhasker, Warryn Campbell, Mark Williams, and Raul Cubina.

Based on Moten’s attorneys, the observe is roughly 5 minutes and 10 seconds in size, and roughly one minute and 10 seconds of the music is sampled instantly from Moten’s sermon.

The pattern seems to run on a loop through the pre-chorus and refrain all through the music, Moten’s attorneys stated.

Moten’s attorneys additionally alleged that West has demonstrated a sample of “willfully and egregiously sampling sound recordings of others with out consent or permission.”


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