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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"

116 COMMENTS

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61.

VansChick69    

day 26 got some splanin 2 do

1886 days ago
62.

Jonny    

Stop putting music links on the site that start up automatically. Both started at the same time, and I just wanted to shut it off, not listen to it. Plus its a little rude.

1886 days ago
63.

Jessica    

Who is Kirby Shields??? Day 26 sound much better...GO DIDDY!!!

1886 days ago
64.

Nic    

he "remakes, steals, samples" all of his songs. I don't think he has had one good song that hasn't fell in those categories.

1886 days ago
65.

Miz Mocha    

Damn that"s messed up but how the hell do we even kno if this is his song? He coulda recorded it after day 26 dropped their album. And as long as the albums has been out why is he just comin forward now? Hmmmm..........

1886 days ago
66.

KKK    

Lame Ass Diddy have NEVER EVER did an original song as long as he has been in the game. He is famous for stealing other people's good/ great work.. He cant write a song to save his ass.. He cant sing either.. He has his fans snowed in a big big way.. HE SUCKS ....

1886 days ago
67.

yikes    

43. another topic where you have to listen to that crap whenever you stop by here...once again...HAVE IT PLAY FOR US VIA A BUTTON IF WE WANT TO HEAR IT!


I TOTALLY AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE HEAR THIS TMZ, JUST LIKE WE HAVE TO HEAR THAT GARBAGE

1885 days ago
68.

mecat    

Why the hell are you torturing me by making me listen to this crap???????

1885 days ago
69.

Adam    

that's what Hip Hop is about.. making as much money as you can, any way you can. if it means ripping other artists off for your "art", then whatever. it's all about how much money they make,, not the art of music.

1885 days ago
70.

Jennifer Spengler    

GOOD GRIEF! That is BLATANT © rip-off! Sheesh!!!

1885 days ago
71.

wishing they would just go the hell away!    

TMZ i don't give a rats ass about the music but having it play without warning and then trying to find it so i could shut that crap off just about makes me want to never visit this site again!

1885 days ago
72.

Crooked Halo    

That is just wrong in so many ways. Both tracks sound too similar. Yes they have some different qualities but in a nut shell... STILL THE SAME! Yes the producer should be sued but Ditty is also a Liability because its his Studio that released it. So unfortunately he'll probably get burned aswell. This just sucks for both Day 26 and Kirby Shields because I'm sure they worked very hard on this track only to get burned in the end.

1885 days ago
73.

DEX    

What's especially bad is this also sounds exactly like Kelly Clarkson's next single!!!!!

Noooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

1885 days ago
74.

Msdana    

These producer's need to start being held accountable for their actions. Not the singers.

1884 days ago
75.

missrayvenangel    

Since when has Diddy not stolen someone else's song to make one of his.......????

1883 days ago
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