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DJ Suede is the guy behind the “U Name It Challenge,” having put a beat behind famed gospel singer and pastor Shirley Caesar’s 2010 sermon, “Hold My Mule.” While the challenge was fun and went viral – with Shirley herself even getting in on the fun – he screwed up when he not only put the song up for sale on iTunes without consent from its owner (Shirley,) but also created a video with twerking, alcohol and other related imagery that’s very, VERY against what Pastor Shirley stands for.

Shirley’s team quickly hit him with a cease and desist to take down both the video and iTunes song, which was gracious considering they could have simply sued him. However, he didn’t comply, so they had to take it to a $5 million lawsuit. Shirley has explained that she doesn’t want money from him, but would just like the video removed because of the association with things that tarnish her brand.

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“It’s kind of biting the hand that feeds you, but I don’t look for any handouts,” the DJ told Bossip in response to the suit, noting that Pastor Shirley’s album sales went up because of the song, she made TV appearances and she sold related merchandise (of which all profits she donated to charity.) Bossip adds:

“DJ Suede said that from the beginning, his lawyers were negotiating with the “Hold My Mule” singer’s team to make sure they both fared well. He said they agreed they’d split the sales profits down the middle, and he even agreed to make sure she got the lion’s share of the publishing. But the producer refuses to believe that the Rev. Ceasar is behind the legal battle, and instead thinks a lawyer or another member of her camp is pushing the case forward. And Suede said he’s confident that things will work out.”

“I look forward to meeting her, giving her a hug and thanking her for what she’s done,” Suede added.

He’s bugging. Take the video down, either take the song down or pay licensing fees and keep it moving bruh.