Pastor John P. Lee Accuses Queen Naija Of Swiping His Song Melody For Her Hit “Karma”, Threatens Lawsuit
Queen Naija has been threatened with a lawsuit after being accused of stealing a melody from a popular Gospel artist. Pastor John P. Kee alleges that Queen’s Billboard charting song “Karma” swiped a melody from his 2012 song “Life & Favor (You Don’t Know My Story). The issue initially blew up on social media, with fans of the pastor instigating about the two songs having similar hooks.
Back in June, Pastor Kee responded to Queen, who prides herself as being a songwriter, for dismissing the claims on her IG live stories. He wrote in a comment, “never would I try to shame a young artist! But be advised I’m not just an old Gospel artist! I’m a business man,” he replied. “I’ve been a publisher for over 35 years. This is bigger than her. Staff, producers, management, agents, etc. should have handled this properly out the gate!”
Queen replied on twitter with, “First of all, while I was writing “Karma”… that gospel song was nowhere in my mind. Y’all act like people can’t think of the same melodies, and trust me. That melody ain’t nothing crazy. People will take anything and run with it.”
Here is the tweet:
Fast forward to this week, Queen is now saying the Gospel legend plans to sue her.
She then called him “fake” for the accusations. Did she take it too far with this???
The pastor has been clapping back at Queen fans in the comments of this post where he reminds them on his Billboard status and records sold. In the comments, he claims all he wants is “$10” to shop at Walmart. maybe he just wants his credit?
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Just heard that this project didn’t exist! I’m super proud of my first independent project! Released in 2012 👊🏾 — Pastor John P. Kee‘s CD, Life and Favor, debuts at #1 on multiple music sales charts, including both the Billboard’s Top Gospel Album Chart and Billboard’s Top Christian/Gospel Chart. Life and Favor also debuts at #1 on the Christian Music Trade Association’s (CMTA) Current Gospel Overall Chart and enters at #32 on Billboard’s Top 200. Life and Favor is the first release from Pastor Kee’s independent label, Kee Music Group.
If you’re interested in hearing both songs to determine if Queen stole the melody, hit the flip to compare.