Friday, December 9, 2016
Change of HEART! #ShirleyCaesar FILES 5 million dollar lawsuit against #UNameItChallenge creator! [details]
I hope the people behind the #UNameItChallenge have a lot of BEANS and most GREENS to pay off this LITIGATION! It seems that GOSPEL ICON has had a CHANGE of HEART about the #UNameItChallenge and has filed a 5 million dollar lawsuit against DJ Suede!!
Caesar is claiming the 'remix' has cost her upwards of 5 million! Here is what the LAWSUIT is claiming:
via The Grio:
Caesar’s lead attorney, James Walker, claims that Judge Glenda Hatchett agrees with Caesar’s claims that the song has cost her up to $5 million and that it jeopardized a deal that she was going into with Snoop Dogg, with the proceeds from such a project going to help the hungry.
“DJ Suede and his management were in conversations with her lawyer. They didn’t reach an agreement and they put it out anyway,” Hatchett said.
While initially, the remix video was a hit with Caesar, the second video made by Suede had been put out without their knowledge, Walker claimed.
“Unknown to us, he made the second video,” Walker said.
The injunction had been filed against DJ Suede, Jullian Boothe and Empire Distribution as Caesar tries to stop the video, which is being sold on iTunes.
On the other hand, the video Snoop posted at the height of the craze was clean and had no lewd elements, and Caesar appreciated that version.
“Snoop did his clean version to send the message that ‘this is Shirley Caesar’, We need to honor her,’” Walker explained.
Does this mean we don't get a Christmas #UNameItChallenge?? You will recall that initially Caesar was okay with the remix--she just didn't like the TWERKING and other LEWDNESS that some of the VIDEOS brought. But it APPEARED that she was okay with DJ Suede's remix. She even took to 'Wendy Williams' show to talk about how much she like it. I guess SOMEONE got in her ear and told her she was losing money or that she could stand to be COMPENSATED MORE for her original song? Hmmm... I wonder---THE DEVIL was busy.. I kinda saw this coming though...
Do you think her claim is worth 5 MILLI???