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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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46.

leah    

P Diddy is know to sample music. Day 26 Imma Put It on her sounds an awful lot like Plies' song Put It On Ya

RinontheRox's song "torture" was stolen. They performed on Ellen DeGenerous' show. Stole Rihanna's Rehab backtrack and are claiming it as their own original work. Btw they are selling it on itune....

1852 days ago
47.

marta    

oh man someone has lots of splaining to do!! LOL i like day 26 though they cool!

1852 days ago
48.

richards    

If you talk to anyone in that part of the country (near Oklahoma) you will eventually find out they have native ancestry.Well nearly anyone.

1852 days ago
49.

Pablo Alleycorn    

Diddy Dodat?

1852 days ago
50.

Psychometricx    

Sue The Producer of that track, why it was not his fault. It was 100% P-Dildo's fault. This wasn't just a case of similar beats, they also are using the identically same Lyrics as well. Like I said 100% P_Dildo's fault. The Producer makes the beats, he doesn't write the lyrics or advise the group to use the same lyrics hook and all on the same beat

1852 days ago
51.

barry Gordy is genius    

If Kirby Shields has an issue with the producer, then he needs to address the producer. Sometimes producers do that. They'll sell you a track, then peddle THE SAME track to someone else. That's like selling a house to two different people. It's unethical and should be illegal. Bad Boy is probably innocent in all this. Some producers are evil and money-hungry like that. The music game is a dirty business.

1852 days ago
52.

TURN IT OFF    

PLEASE... TURN OFF THE AUTOPLAY TO THE MUSIC. IT IS ANNOYING TO VISIT THE HOME PAGE OF TMZ.COM AND HAVE IT START PLAYING AUTOMATICALLY.

YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHERE IT IS COMING FROM UNTIL YOUR SCROLL DOWN.

THANK YOU.

1852 days ago
53.

barry Gordy is genius    

remember the name:

CHRISTIAN DAVIS STALNECKER

He should be "blackballed" from The Industry. What he did was unethical. He used the same track ( using the same name) for two different projects. Completely unacceptable. Kirby Shields needs to deal with it. Sean Combs/Bad Boy are victims too.

1852 days ago
54.

oneinten    

This was the last time i'll visit TMZ.....how rude that you would force music to play as soon as i hit the page...imagie me pulling into your driveway with the stereo blasting......its the exact same thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh and BTW the music was pretty good, but i don;t go to TMZ for music i go for news/gossip..

1852 days ago
55.

UGGGGHHH    

ONLY 2 DIFFERENT IDIOTS SINGING THEIR WAY TO COURT........... HA HA

1852 days ago
56.

UGGGGHHH    

BRING BACK MOTOWN....... AT LEAST YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THE LYRICS WITH MOTOWN,,,,,,,,,,,


THAT OTHER SH-T SOUNDS LIKE DAH-BA DAH-BA DO

1852 days ago
57.

Julie    

P Diddy doesn't do anything original! NOTHING!

1852 days ago
58.

Jamie -Orlando    

OMG! That is sooo crazy! Def the same song!! Holy cow! Well I hope this doesnt ruin day 26!! I like them!

1852 days ago
59.

Ash    

I am getting tired of all these producer selling the same song to two different artists. It's just shady and bad business.

1852 days ago
60.

Tyson    

Dammmmnnnn I actually synced the two second by second. If played in sync the sound like one song.

1852 days ago
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