Bishop David Paul Moten, a Texas based Pastor has sued Rapper Kanye West over one of his songs on ‘Donda,’ his tenth studio album.
Bishop Moten in the suit is alleging that Ye as he is now known sampled his sermon in the song without his permission.
Kanye filled out the song ‘Come To Life’ with audio of Moten’s own religious speech.
In the document, Moten claims his sermon is used for 70 seconds of the 5-minute, 10-second track which is more than 20% of the song.
The Reverend Minister says his voice and sermon are used in the introduction of the song and looped throughout the song and he says it’s the latest example of Kanye and the music industry “willfully and egregiously sampling sound recordings of others without consent or permission.”
Also in the suit are UMG Recordings, Def Jam Recordings and G.O.O.D Music where Bishop Moten is going after them for damages.