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Shirley Caesar Suing #UNameItChallenge Creator For Selling Her Music

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Weeks after we’ve all enjoyed our beans, greens, potatoes and tomatoes, Pastor Shirley Caesar is coming for her coins.

 

Caesar’s lawyers are dragging DJ Suede into court for the unauthorized use of her sermon and song.  DJ Suede is the man responsible for remixing Shirley Caesar’s 2010 “Hold My Mule” sermon and turning it into the #UNameItChallenge which became wildly popular in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. According to Caesar’s legal team, Suede’s video is worth more than $5 million in losses, so they’re coming to collect.

 

Shirley Caesar isn’t upset that the song went viral on social media. She even made a few bucks by selling merchandise of her own. The issue is with DJ Suede placing the song for sale on iTunes and uploading an official music video on Youtube and Facebook, where it currently has over 100k views and generates advertising dollars.  According to her attorneys, the abundance of alcohol “violate the brand, image and name of a Christian pastor.” When asked to remove the video, DJ Suede refused.

“DJ Suede and his management were in conversations with her lawyer. They didn’t reach an agreement and they put it out anyway,” said Glenda Hatchett, former juvenile court judge — now a high-profile Atlanta-area attorney working on the case.

Caesar’s lead attorney, James Walker, says that DJ Suede’s video also jeopardized a deal she was working on with Snoop Dogg in which proceeds would have gone to help the hungry. Snoop respectfully shot a viral video of his own, which Caesar approved of.

 

“Snoop did his clean version to send the message that ‘this is Shirley Caesar’, We need to honor her,'” Walker said.

It sounds like Shirley Caesar has this case in the bag. There’s no way you can get away with sampling someone’s voice and profiting on it without their permission. The rules don’t change just because you went viral on Instagram.

 

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11 comments

  1. Lol what rot. Is Shirley serving the Good Lord or the devil himself? She’s a fucking joke.

    • You better be very careful what your posting and saying about this women of God, because it shows you didn’t really read and got clear understanding, read it all, but to say the negative things about her, your gonna reap all that what you said and more, and God’s going allow you to remember it just like you said it?….all this low down talking about Pastor Shirley Caesar is all wrong and just as sure that I’m black and saved, you will reap in your life time.

  2. Hello to my friends I have not met:

    I write, and I often use quotes other people have used to get my point across,
    and because I often teeter on the brink of stepping over the line, one must have
    hired, knowledgeable counsel.
    One must OBEY the law in order to fully RECEIVE and GAIN financial, IRS reporting,
    bank depositing checks, and within those proceedings, the originator may respond
    with a mere WTF, or full on S(ue)Y(our)A(ss) for cash.
    Imagine YOU doing something today that someone copied later, AND got
    a paycheck for it. You’d want some if not all those coins, right? OR,
    you give the copier a headache so big they would HAVE to share the profits, especially
    if you and your singing had been out of the public eye for 20 plus years.
    He did her a favor, of sorts, he just went about it in the worst possible way.

    • That’s a big lie, brother Shirley Caesar was at No1 of the gospel chart b4 the uname it came out, so save that and this unmameit has and still is apart of Caesar stage sermonet for 28 years, so your just talking to your peeps and fans, who would agree, only because the Church world wouldn’t go to this site and read it, put, I’m everywhere and everything your saying Bru.is a flat out lie!…..put the full store and out come up here and just be real, where your gonna come in to much bigger problems is your starting to star attacking a woman of God and you will fall so fast…..the scripture says, touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm?, if it do get you now, rest a sure it will get you later, you just can’t come take a deep when it don’t fall in your favor, you start bashing a woman of God Bru, you did it your way, which was so so wrong, now your gonna reap this evil back…just stop while your ahead….1 love Adeion/ Caesar Camp

    • That’s a big lie, brother Shirley Caesar was at No1 of the gospel chart b4 the uname it came out, so save that and this unmameit has and still is apart of Caesar stage sermon for 28 years, so your just talking to your peeps and fans, who would agree, only because the Church world wouldn’t go to this site and read it, put, I’m everywhere and everything your saying Bru. is a flat out lie!…..but put the full story out, why didn’t you come up here and just be real, where your gonna come into much bigger problems is your starting to start to attacking a woman of God with your no knowledge people and so called fans and you will fall so fast…..the scripture says, touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm?, if it doesn’t get you now, rest a sure it will get you later, you just can’t come take and start saying all false thing about this lady, whom you never met b4 and just go in on your list that, she’s been in this business b4 you and I were ever born, she now a lot, and all that she don’t she gave team of attorneys working for her her favor, so when things don’t go your way you start bashing a woman of God Bru, you did it your way, which was so so wrong, now your gonna reap it back and please note, that’s not Caesar, that’s God’s way, .just stop while your ahead are make it right and watch God bless you..1 love AD/ Caesar Camp

  3. Just lost my respect for her. GREAD! We can’t even enjoying laughing or being entertained anymore by one another. EVERYBODY SO GREADY NOWADAYS!

    • And she is due what is hers. If you made something, and someone comes behind you and steals what you made, wouldn’t you want your rightful compensation for what belongs to you. Duh! Of course you would! And quite frankly, I can’t take you seriously until you learn how to spell!!!! GREED not GREAT. Just saying.

    • *greed*

      ….smh

  4. It is fair use and transitive in nature. He did not put her song up as is, he changed it, a hell of a lot!

  5. Everybody glorifying Shirley Ceasar as if she is an APOSTLE of Yeshua…furst off she is a popular Christian like the other masses out here telling folks how to be saved and all. Somebody speaks something that is the truth and y’all damming the person to he’ll because he said something about a so called woman of God?….But Yeshua don’t even get the respect this world playing pastor does and it’s a shame. Glorifying someone who didn’t even sacrifice her life to save anybody and now trying to profit some world materialism all in the name of God….thats why many people will say lied lied and he won’t know them. This is flat out sickening…oh…dont try to use the scriptures touch not my anointed because that woman is her own God and prophet by the way. Nothing about her Glorified the lord Yeshua…this woman has even stated she wants to do movies n enter Hollywood…we suppose to be dying to self and this passing away world. Y’all folks need to wake up.

  6. ROFLD If you would have watched Shirley Ceasar on the WendyWilliams show you would have know right then that something like this was about to happen. She said on the show she hopes to get paid for her stuff going viral. And if any of you think she is a woman of God than I hate to be the one to tell you this but Matthew 21:12-13; have you ever read that book you hold so tight? If you use the pool pit to make a profit it’s evil!!!! And it is wrong for him to just profit from her work in such a way. This is all around greed! Which I believe that book says is a sin too!

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