Kanye West may be staying out of the spotlight for now, but that doesn’t mean that the 44-year-old is staying out of trouble. According to TMZ, Ye is being sued by a pastor over one of the tracks on his Grammy-nominated DONDA album for sampling without permission.
According to Moten’s lawsuit, “70 seconds of the five minute and 10-second long title” use his content, amounting to more than 20 percent of the song. The Bishop condemned Ye and the music industry for the way that they “willfully and egregiously [sample] sound recordings of others without consent or permission.”
The lawsuit also names UMG Recordings, Def Jam Recordings, and G.O.O.D Music with the defendant seeking damages from all parties.
As HipHopDX reports, this isn’t the only musical beef that Ye has been hit with recently. “Tide Pen” rapper Smokepurrp claimed that the Yeezus hitmaker owes him approximately $9 million over alleged unpaid songwriting credits from 2018’s “I Love It.”