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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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nysaro    

stick that auto play of those up your asses! it starts over when you close it....

1821 days ago
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chicken head    

all of their SHI**Y music sounds alike --
thats the FUNNY PART!!!!!!!!!! anybody can write this crap and make millions and have already---
this "RAP-HIP-HOP is the biggest music swindle EVER!

so the judge is going to have a great time

1821 days ago
18.

Sidney    

Can't believe these producers think they can get away with that - all it does is mess up their rep.

1821 days ago
19.

Ryan    

Uh first off, there is a similarity.. they both SUCK... and isn't MOST rap/beats lyrics stolen and similarity and reprocessed? its called rap.. so why is this a big deal? its been done for yrs... what happened o rap when it was good? RUN DMC and such.. This gangster r&b crap stinks!

1821 days ago
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GueraMala    

Wow! P. Diddy is taking people's songs and using them for himself? and sampling them? Wow! thats so unheard of! I thought P.Diddy wrote all of his own songs... God, doesnt P. Diddy sample/steal a lil bit of songs from everyone? I mean theres that song by the Police, led Zepplin, Diana Ross, Enya, etc etc etc... I am sure he will be sampling something from Barry Manilow eventually... I dont really think this is too newsworthy...Blah

1821 days ago
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KINGOFHORROR    

They Both Suck Puff Dummy Sucks!

1821 days ago
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Winsome Davis III    

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1821 days ago
23.

I Will Take Being Born White Any Day - Thats Worth Much More To Me, #6    

Just two more rap turds that some sound alike. Yawn... and next...

1821 days ago
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chicken head    

really --They both STINK!

don't see he will win any $

1821 days ago
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itsinthedetails    

The Kirby Shields - "I'm Just Gettting Started" is better. Better vocals and not all that nonsense in the beginning.

1821 days ago
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tuscriver    

they both sound like crap

1821 days ago
27.

Lolawell    

If it weren't for the lawsuit, I would say, "why is this news". P Diddy lacks all talent to make ANYTHING original. He is a fraud! He never does anything other than remix other peoples's hits. He does have a huge self promotion machine. I wonder how many of this type of situations he has settled with money. There is nothing original or self created that Diddy does. His commercials are rips of Sinatra's life and style, posing as Jesse Owens to sell clothes and nearly all his songs are someone else's work. I think Sting let him basically use the whokle song of "every Breath You Take" because it would be like a free add for his song with the younger market and he was probably paid a pretty penny. When, will people stop waisting their time and money on such worthless fraud? Many artists will go down in history as having created something genuine, but this tis fool will disapear like a Puffy cloud never to be remembered.

1821 days ago
28.

Alice    

I wonder what your face looks like when you get outed like that, when you have to go back and check every new song you are releasing now because "the simpsons did it" syndrome might be all over your music.

1821 days ago
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TMZfan62    

Shields definitely has a convincing case and I hope that he wins. It's a good thing that he kept the demo and had the song copyrighted!

1821 days ago
30.

Maime    

dont like either so who cares

1821 days ago
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