Gospel singer Shirley Cae­sar sues Ge­or­gia artist over song

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Grammy-win­ning gospel singer Shirley Cae­sar, whose ser­mon-song "Hold My Mule" went vi­ral a few years ago, is su­ing a Ge­or­gia rap­per over a remix of her song. The law­suit, filed this week in Gwin­nett County, ac­cuses Keenan Webb - known as DJ Suede - of re­leas­ing an unau­tho­rized ver­sion. The clerk's of­fice says the court file does not yet list an at­tor­ney for Webb.

Cae­sar's at­tor­ney, James Walker, said the only of­fi­cial ver­sion au­tho­rized by her has been per­formed by Snoop Dogg. Walker said Suede's video of the song in­cludes ref­er­ences to al­co­hol, which is ob­jec­tion­able to the gospel singer.

Cae­sar said she orig­i­nally recorded the song in 1988. Cae­sar's singing the words "you name it" sparked the #UNameIt Chal­lenge on­line, which fea­tures peo­ple do­ing dances to the song. — AP

— AP

In this Nov 9, 2008, file photo, Dr. Shirley Cae­sarWil­liams prays for Pres­i­dent-elect Barack Obama dur­ing a church service at Mt. Cal­vary Word of God Church in Raleigh.

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