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Sean Combs' Group Accused of Stealing a Diddy

8/2/2009 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

P. Diddy handpicked Day 26 in Season 4 of "Making the Band" -- and now they're being accused of handpicking one of their new songs straight from someone else's album!

Sean Combs' Group Accused of Stealing a Diddy
In a copyright infringement notice fired off to Bad Boy Records -- the company ran and founded by Diddy -- singer Kirby Shields alleges his song "I'm Just Getting Started" is "identical" to Day 26's "Just Getting Started," released in April.

And here's the rub: Shields says the copycat track was produced by Christian Davis Stalnecker, the same producer he hired to work "exclusively" for him back in '07.

Check out the two versions below:

DAY26 - "Just Getting Started"



Kirby Shields - "I'm Just Gettting Started"

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anonymous    

firstt ! and yes, they pretty much are the same song with obviously different singers. ouccchhh

1870 days ago
2.

JosephFM    

First!

Both versions suck major @ss!

1870 days ago
3.

my 3 cents    

SECOND: Sounds pretty much the same to me......death to BAD BOY

1870 days ago
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AJ    

The songs are pretty much the same with minor differences. However, if the both songs were produced by the same producer than wouldn't he be the one to blame. He basically sold the same song twice.

1870 days ago
5.

Nakia    

Well should'nt Shields sue the producer not Bad Boy?

1870 days ago
6.

Borignal    

It definitely sounds like the same song to me.... same beat... and the "original" is better..... oops....your bad, Diddy.

1870 days ago
7.

BornOnFire    

Is anyone here suprised??

1870 days ago
8.

Jerry Martin    

That crap is what passes for "music" these days? No wonder record sales are down so far. That's not music. It's garbage.

1870 days ago
9.

Candace    

#7 is right this is straight garbage. I would not want to take credit for this!

1870 days ago
10.

noyankhere    

4. The songs are pretty much the same with minor differences. However, if the both songs were produced by the same producer than wouldn't he be the one to blame. He basically sold the same song twice.

Posted at 2:35AM on Aug 2nd 2009 by AJ

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personally i think its pretty much music by numbers, formulatic and unimaginative and the greedy producer sold the same track twice over.. both of the artists where sucker punched.. ouch!!

1870 days ago
11.

mlara88    

HAHA this is sooo funny on so many levels.. 1. the record is horrible. 2. He's stealing from his own group. 3. How ironic--he imitates the group he has belittled. Diddy is a loser, I hope his record plummets, that man is infamous and thats the only reason he's on tv. WHAT a dumbass.

1870 days ago
12.

chinesejapanesedirtyknees...    

Well.. umm.. who cares?
These people and their millions and all they ever want to do is sue for more.. God if they only lived life for one day in real peoples shoes they might come back to reality and knock off the stupidness and realize how lucky they are.

1870 days ago
13.

sarah    

they sound exactly alike. the only difference is the singer and theday 26 version added a few different vocals.

i agree the producer should be the one that is being sued.

1870 days ago
14.

who dat    

Don't be fooled, diddy "bats" for the other team.

1870 days ago
15.

why?    

Good lord what a god awful song. These people have no imagination, that's why they re-use the same so called music. Talentless clowns in clown suites, looking clownish, barely able to speak so you can understand or make sense out of the jibberish they utterly constantly. Even with their Millions I wouldn't want to hang out with these talentless fools on a bet. Their audience isn't much better..I almost have to feel sorry for these people. They get fed garbage and they eat it up all the while being just too stupid to know or understand what great talent and music really is.

1870 days ago
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