Pastor Shirley Caesar Has Taken Legal Action Against DJ Suede & Empire Records

The #UNameItChallenge swept the nation with a vengeance right before this year’s Thanksgiving. The challenge was unintentionally created by DJ Suede when he took Pastor Shirley Caesar’s “Hold My Mule” song and remixed it. With a fresh beat and a new spin, the song became the Thanksgiving menu rundown. Pastor Caesar initially seemed to be okay with the challenge; however, she’s now taking legal action against DJ Suede and Empire Records.

DJ Suede’s remix blew up on social media. On Facebook alone, the remix video garnered millions of views. He made an official video for the song on YouTube. And then he intentionally made the remix available for purchase on iTunes (for profit), but the remix was released illegally. Consent was not obtained from Pastor Caesar’s team, and that is where the big part of the problem lies. 

An official statement released on Pastor Caesar’s Facebook page details what has taken place in regards to her taking legal action and why. Check it out below:

NO LAWSUIT: Hello Family, I just got a call from someone asking me about a lawsuit; please be clear, there has been no…

Posted by Pastor Shirley Caesar on Friday, December 9, 2016

Hopefully this doesn’t get messy, but legally Pastor Shirley Caesar is in the right. Get your coins.




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