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Pastor sues Kanye West, claims rapper used his sermon without permission

by Tola Mbakwe

A US pastor is reportedly suing rapper Kanye West. 

Bishop David Paul Moten claims West used a piece of sampled audio from his sermon on his latest album Donda. 

According to Texas court documents obtained by US media outlet TMZ, parts of the pastor's sermon were used in the intro and throughout the song Come to life without his permission. 

It amounted to 70 seconds of 5 minute track. 

The documents reportedly state that West "willfully and egregiously" sampled sound recordings of others "without consent or permission." 

TMZ states that the pastor is also suing UMG Recordings, Def Jam Recordings and G.O.O.D Music over the song.

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