T.D. Jakes to Take ‘Legal Action’ Against Young Jeezy After Artist Includes Audio from One of his Sermons in Rap Song Titled “Holy Ghost (Remix)”
Rapper Jeezy (also known as Young Jeezy) recently released a remix of his song “Holy Ghost.” But, before listeners hear the artist rap about stealing a car, having sex with a woman, and his own wealth, they hear Bishop T.D. Jakes preaching:
Touch somebody and say ‘I’m still on fire.
I’m under attack, but I’m still on fire.
I’ve got some chatter, but I’m still on fire.
I’ve got some threats, but I’m still on fire.
I’ve got some liabilities, but I’m still on fire.
It’s not amazing that I’m on fire.
I’ve been to hell and back, but I’m still on fire.’”
T.D. Jakes Ministries addressed the song on Monday, September 22, in a “special notice” posted on the bishop’s Facebook page:
SPECIAL NOTICE: The ‘Holy Ghost’ remix by Jeezy featuring Kendrick Lamar was produced without the knowledge or consent of T.D. Jakes, TDJ Enterprises, Dexterity Music or its associated companies. We are taking the necessary legal actions to stop the unauthorized use of T.D. Jakes’ intellectual property.
The song was originally featured on Jeezy’s album, “Seen it All,” and was released as a free download.