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Baha Men: We Were Dogged Out of $500K

3/13/2007 7:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Members of the musical group Baha Men, the guys behind the hit song "Who let the Dogs Out," claim they're in the dog house over bad checks, and blame their record company for tarnishing their good name.
Baha Men
In a lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the Baha Men claim that Activate Entertainment never forked over thousands of dollars owed for an album they were working on, which forced the guys to cover expensive production costs with their own cash. According to the lawsuit, "This led to overdrawn accounts," which led to bad check writing.

In the lawsuit, the band claims that their ensuing financial situation was so bad when they "did not receive the additional $180,000 that was owed to them," that their lead singer, Isaiah Taylor lost "his home to the bank for lack of funding." The band also claims they couldn't afford to pay members of their production crew, which "severely damaged the reputations of the Baha Men group members within the tight knit music community."

Calls to Activate Entertainment were not immediately returned.

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PizzaRo    

You go boyz. Let da dogz out at dem teefs. And I mean the PotCakes too! Dem Potcakes are real dogz!

2748 days ago
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Debra    

Bad business acumen doesn't excuse writing checks knowing that you don't have any money . . . aren't these adult people here? . . . wouldn't we all like to write checks before we actually had our hands on our money and get "excused"?

2748 days ago
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???    

Who let the bullshit out?

2748 days ago
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Peachiz    

Hello Mr./Miss/Mrs. I said it,so what.

Based on your comments I see why you are "The"American Idiot"

For your information those "People" our Bahamians. For lack of better words you seem to be already living in a tree or a trash can. With comments like that. Anyway........

Standing up for what's due to one's self does not mean that you don't understand abstract ideas like mathematics.

I don't blame these men, so often we see the music industry taking advantage of people. Now is the time and today is the day to put this maddness to a hault..

2748 days ago
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Rachelwithsense    

Your on the wrong blog. Go back to the KKK website where you belong. Your "inbreeding" is showing. You should be spending more time with your sister-wife and your moronic in-bred children than attempting any sort of discourse which is obviously too far above your low IQ level. How is this for a math equation-racist + racist = moron.

2748 days ago
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TROLL SMASHERS    

DUDE LOST HIS HOUSE??? They had ONE SONG, right?? wasn't it ONE SONG who goes out and buys a house (obviously and expensive one if you needed some of 180K to keep it) with ONE SONG, even if it is a hit and you are bouncing around the world performing that ONE SONG and getting appearance fees. After the ONE SONG goes away what next??

I can't believe they actually thought they would make another record....

2748 days ago
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Bitchie McSnit    

um... two words...el debarge....

2748 days ago
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Dawn    

I guess just because someone is suppose to give you money it's ok to right bad checks until they come thru????

2748 days ago
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george vieto    

Highway robbery on two rejects from the Tom Jones "What's New Pussycat?" tour.

2748 days ago
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Stampy    

you know it's a slow news day when........

2748 days ago
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Chelsea    

That is the music business for ya, plus they only did one hit song, how much money did they think they had?

Don't Live Life In The Dark,
MasterPsychicOnline.com

2748 days ago
12.

Marty Columbus OHIO    

I LOVE PARIS HILTON!

2748 days ago
13.

celia    

this song was composed and first recorded by a dude named Anselm Douglas of Trinidad and Tobago. it was sold to the Baha Men who re-recorded it and made lots of money. the original recording is far superior.

glad to have educated you all.

2748 days ago
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lASHONJ    

They are so yesterday anyways...

2747 days ago
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