We’ve heard about this before when a little known artist sues a big name for stealing their song. It’s a chance for that little known artist to make a name and get some payback! Well, The Black Eyed Peas have turned it around. The band is suing the makers of a line of toy unicorns that poop slime. Poopsie Slime Surprise evidently took the hit song “My Hump”, changed the words and created an ad for their little unicorn.
This morning, The Mike & Carla Morning Show gave you a sample of the “Poopsie” song, then compared it to “My Hump”. The suit is for $10 million. There really doesn’t seem to be that much of a difference, except for the words of course! We will let you decide for yourself once you listen to the segment.
A recent article published last year by Fixgerald ran down the most famous plagiarism cases to date. Topping the list, the song “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. This is where the family of Marvin Gaye sued Thicke and Pharrell and eventually won! A judge ruled that the two artists had to pay the Gaye estate one half of all royalties from the song.
Other artists like Taylor Swift, even former Beatle George Harrison have gone through this, but not all of the top cases involve music. Nonetheless, when it does pop up, fans are eager to compare. Keep in mind, in the case of The Black Eyed Peas, this is a toy company with little toy unicorns…but we gather it doesn’t matter, dems the rules right?
Like we said before, listen to the segment and then you decide on the current lawsuit against Poopsie Slime Surprise. Oh, and the segment also includes Carla Rea rappin’…so enjoy!
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