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Fergie -- That Voodoo You Don't Do So Well

9/18/2009 11:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Fergie's voodoo skills have landed her in court.

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Fergie, Will.i.am and others have been sued by Grounded Music, which claims Fergie's "Voodoo Doll" song is a rip-off of "Waterfall," a song recorded by the group Groundation.

Grounded Music, which holds the copyright to "Waterfall," alleges in the federal lawsuit that the 2006 Fergie song, "is substantially and strikingly similar" to "Waterfall," which was recorded in 2000.

The suit seeks unspecified damages.

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1.

alan    

RIP OFF......The original is much better.The Black Eyed Peas suck.

1749 days ago
2.

iknowiwasthere    

Who cares

1808 days ago
3.

OleBOy    

wow willIam a biter or copier?


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1808 days ago
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Teletran1    

No way not even close. Fergie doesn't sound anything like that guy! LOL

1808 days ago
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Jodi    

They are similar, but not really the same sound at all. I think he's reaching on this one.

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1808 days ago
6.

gcc    

That's not the Groundation song that the horn line came from! It's called Waterfall, and the horn line is IDENTICAL.

Check it out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twP9wIXcoIA

1808 days ago
7.

aquanet    

Its a reggae song- they ALL sound the same.

1808 days ago
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jaxtell296    

the groundation song that tmz posted is not similar at all but the horn line in waterfall is completely identical. Same key even. There both in A flat and the melody are the same key notes off that chord. Complete rip off.

1808 days ago
9.

mrez golucky    

Yikes! Sound similar? Not even close!

1808 days ago
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a friend of the band    

The song displayed on TMZ is not the song that is in question. The song in question is 'Waterfall' by Groundation. The horn line is exactly the same in both songs.

Here is the youtube link to the song 'Waterfall'


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twP9wIXcoIA

1808 days ago
11.

Jimmy    

they re a rip off... it sounds like every reggae band in history... they are worse than sublime at ripping people off

1808 days ago
12.

Hugh Gentry    

they both suck, so who really cares. Reggae music all sounds the same and horrible.

1808 days ago
13.

comeon    

I didn't know Screech from Saved by the Bell had a band. Dude is a dead ringer.

1808 days ago
14.

gcc    

thanks for making the correction! (but you still have it listed as "each one teach one" in the text...)

1808 days ago
15.

tina    

Can't sue for a horn line. Nice try though...

1808 days ago
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