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'Pants on the Ground'

A Rip-Off?!

1/27/2010 10:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"General" Larry Platt isn't the first person to sing about crooked hats and droopy pants -- and now a Michigan hip-hop duo is saying "Pants on the Ground" is a "take off" of a song they recorded back in 1996.

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The Green Brothers -- a rap group consisting of an elderly Platt-alike gentleman -- re-posted the music video for their song "Back Pockets on the Floor" this week -- and you're gonna be shocked at the similarity.

The group claims their lift-up-your-pants jam has "the same intent, idea and in part the same message" as the "American Idol" wannabeen's.

According to MyFoxDetroit, Gerald Green says the group "wishes Platt well" ... they just want their version heard too.

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46.

dirty diana    

totally different, i like the original pants on the ground. love it!!

1547 days ago
47.

Dikhed    

Amen jamar. As well as, mental, and deaf(includes tone{deaf}.

pairodocks: WAKE UP TOOL. - you're not the only one.

1544 days ago
48.

lovesmusic    

As usual, TMZ is trying create a scandal where there is none!

Example:

A few years ago, a new celebrity appeared on the scene. He was young, talented, and completely innocent of the pain that celebrity can bring. His amazing talent took him took him to the top of his game. Life was good. TMZ made no comment.

One day, small, very private, matters began to surface regarding this celebrity; rumors that should never have been made public about him or any other celebrity. TMZ jumped into the fray, snooping into every corner of his life, both then and in the distant past. You hounded him, his family, and friends unmercifully, until you provoked a physical confrontation. Then, you cried foul.

Very recently, this celebrity embarked upon a positive change in his career, that will bring him back to the top of his game. I alerted you to this fact. TMZ was not interested!

I’d say this speaks volumes about the motives of TMZ and Harvey Levin.

This morning, in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, you said what you are not out to defame, just to have fun. Really? Trying to destroy the careers and lives of celebrities is fun? How very junior high!

Me thinks, Harvey protests too much.

Definition of a bully: A quarrelsome, swaggering, cowardly fellow; one who terrorizes or threatens those weaker than himself. To coerce by threats; to intimidate.

1543 days ago
49.

Dave    

He made it a hit in one day got the point across & now after 14 years some nobody wants to take credit!DUH. I just hope he get's filthy rich & the "fools" get their pants off the ground. They are from the Y generation. I don't need to see someone's underwear or Y when I take my kids out in public.

1532 days ago
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TM    

Sounds like to me that Platt has a bigger hit than The Green Brothers. For Christ sake the man is 62 years old and had the guts to get up in front of alot of people and sing a pretty catchy song if you ask me. Let him have his moment of fame and any money he can make in the process. I've never even heard of "Back pockets off the floor". Sounds like Platt may be helping them get there song heard. Maybe they should be thanking him.

1517 days ago
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