Caesar’s legal team said they filed a contempt order against Keenan Webb, also known as DJ Suede, Jullian Boothe and Empire Distribution after they failed to take the video down.

The legal team representing Boothe, Webb and Empire distribution acknowledged they didn’t have the rights to Caesar’s image in creating the video, her lawyer said on Friday.

EARLIER: Shirley Caesar, now perhaps most widely known for a 2010 sermon that sparked the “U Name It Challenge”, is suing over what her attorney said is an unauthorized use of her sermon and song.

Caesar, a Grammy-award winning gospel artist and preacher, says the video in question was posted by Gwinnett County’s DJ Suede, née Keenan Webb, in November, after the so-called #UNameItChallenge went viral.

Her legal team is alleging the video is worth more than $5 million in losses.

Caesar’s lead attorney, James Walker, saying a judge agrees with Caesar’s claim that at least one of DJ Suede’s videos needed to be taken down.

Walker said the judge decided the video, which is linked below, and its several images of alcohol “violate the brand, image and name of a Christian pastor”, referring to Caesar.

Walker said, as of Thursday evening, the video was still up.

Judge Glenda Hatchett, the former juvenile court judge — now a high-profile Atlanta-area attorney is working with Walker’s office on the case — alleges the song jeopardized a deal her client, Caesar, was working on with famed rapper Snoop Dogg, also known as Snoop Lion. They said the proceeds from that deal would have gone 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.

Walker says an initial remix of the video, also shown below, was a hit with Caesar and her family. During the craze of the “You Name it Challenge”, it was one of many that were posted on social media.

“Unknown to us, he made the second video,” Walker said.

That video, a full-fledged production which was sold on iTunes, is the one at the center of the injunction filed against DJ Suede, Jullian Boothe and Empire Distribution.

The version made by Snoop, also posted below was a clean version made in the midst of the craze as well. Walker said the goal of that video was to send a message to other people on the internet

“Snoop did his clean version to send the message that ‘this is Shirley Caesar’, We need to honor her,'” he said.

Walker said his video was made in response to lewd videos posted during the viral craze.

If you haven’t seen it, the portion of the 10-minute sermon which was posted in 2010 and caught the internet’s attention in 2016, features Caesar singing “I got beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes… You name it!”

Here’s the original version of the song:

Here’s the one by Snoop Dogg authorized by Shirley Caesar:

Here is the version of the song that Shirley Caesar wants removed:

The case will return to court on December 21. CBS46 will keep you posted on what happens.
-CBS46