T.D. Jakes Sues Young Jeezy and Kendrick Lamar over ‘HOLY GHOST’
Jeezy collaborated with fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar for his hit single’s remix, “Holy Ghost.” In the track’s intro, listeners hear an annotated version of Bishop T.D. Jakes’ popular sermon “Don’t Let The Chatter Stop You.”
Although the track is a win with fans, Bishop Jakes’ legal team will be taking action for his sermon being featured in the rap song without authorization.
In the snippet, Jakes preaches:
To tell myself, I’m still on fire.
I’m under attack, but I’m still on fire
I got some chatter, but I’m still on fire
I got some threat, but I’m still on fire
I got some liabilities, but I’m still on fire
If it’s not amazing that I’m on fire
I’ve been to hell and back, but I’m still on fire
Jakes sermon aligns with Jeezy and Lamar’s verses that reminisce on the trials of a life of fame. Jeezy nostalgically tells listeners about his pre-rapper occupation as a drug dealer in order to develop a source of income. He then transitions into how his life — and his friends — changed after he became famous. Perpendicular to that, Lamar drops bars on how he enjoys his new life but he’s consistently questioning if he is a true role model by enjoying the materialism and sexual experiences that come with stardom. Both artists are conflicted with their lifestyles since the public and those close to them judge their characters.
The song title, Holy Ghost is based on the nickname Jeezy has for his Rolls Royce; he drives Ghost around while he is reflecting about life.
6 thoughts on “T.D. Jakes Sues Young Jeezy and Kendrick Lamar over ‘HOLY GHOST’”
Wow, really !!!
Unauthorized use means they didn’t ask
and this is more about them using his name on a song that’s disrespecting the HOLY GHOST. Alot if us learned a long time ago not to play with the Holy ghost
Church people were prob goin after Jakes cuz their was cussing n the song..
Kingsmen White forget about using Bishop Jakes voice for any mixtapes!
It’s crazy you post this because when I first heard this song I was thinking to myself “Bishop Jakes cleared this for Jeezy???” I was thinking brand wise why, but I see now, maybe he didn’t know it was being used until Jeezy’s project dropped.
Nothing surprises me more publicity!!!