St. Louis (EEW Magazine) Former Christian worship singer, Katy Perry, left the Lord’s side for fame and now
finds herself on the wrong side of the law.
A coalition of Christian’s most popular rappers have officially filed suit against the “Dark Horse” hit-maker and
pop superstar for ripping off a beat from an award-winning faith-based rap, and using it in her profane hit song.
St. Louis News is reporting the suit was filed by Marcus Gray, known as Flame and Chike Ojukwu of St. Louis,
along with Grammy-winning rapper Lecrae Moore, of Atlanta, and Emanuel Lambert, known as Da TRUTH, of
The suit names Katy Perry, real name Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson; Juicy J, born Jordan Michael Houston; Dr.
Luke, born Lukasz Gottwald; Max Martin of California; Cirkut, born Henry Russell Walter; Sarah Theresa
Hudson of California; and Capitol Records LLC.
Before “Dark Horse” ever galloped to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart earlier this year, “Joyful Noise,” written
in 2007 and released in 2008 earned a Gospel Music Association Dove Award nomination for the best rap/hip-
Also, the album from which the track emerged, Our World: Redeemed, nabbed a Grammy Award nomination for
best rock or rap gospel album, plus a Stellar Award nomination for rap album of the year in 2008.
The suit alleges that Perry’s song sullies the purity of the original and says that “Joyful Noise” is “irreparably
tarnished by its association with the witchcraft, paganism, black magic, and Illuminati imagery evoked by the
same music in ‘Dark Horse’.”
Listen to the tracks (especially the beat) for yourself and see what you think.
EEW Magazine editors have chosen to include the visuals, particularly to give you a specific reference point for
the complaint of occult and pagan symbolism the lawsuit mentions in Perry's "Dark Horse."
Hand On The Bible: Christian Rappers Flame, Lecrae,
Da TRUTH, Suing Katy Perry for ‘Dark Horse’ Rip-Off
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JULY 2, 2014
Article By TJ Hopkins (Pictured from Left to Right: Katy Perry, Flame, Da TRUTH, Lecrae)