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'Pants on the Ground'

The Seeds of Conflict

2/1/2010 2:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Good news for Gen. Larry Platt -- "Pants on the Ground" has finally been recorded in a studio. The bad news -- the General has no idea it's been released ... and a conflict is brewing.

Larry's former manager Jason Mills -- who's releasing the song to radio stations -- tells us he doesn't need Larry's approval because Mills says it's "promotional" and not for profit ... at least for now.

idol auditionsMills says he now represents the producer, Carlos Thornton (aka Los Vegas) and Mills claims the producer has the right to release the tune, without the General's approval.

We're thinkin' .... the General might have issues with this.


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I don't believe it is fair for Larry Platt's ex-manager to make this recording without Larry's permission and Carlos Thornton taking the credit as 'composer'.

I also believe that 19Entertainment, producer of American Idol, may have rights to this song.

I smell a couple of lawsuits brewing.

1689 days ago


I think its really ashame that someone is taking advantage of the Generals music and he needs to hire a lawyer pronto to represent his interests.

1688 days ago


Once Again... a Black Man does not get his due nor his money for his original work; this has been going on since back int he 20's when some of the greatest black musicians were writing and recording songs; wchandy had to fight; sam cooke had to fight; james brown had to buy the damn radio station; even michael jackson got folks trying to hold his music hostage long after he's dead and gone...this infuriates me and Black folks are going to get behind Mr. Platt and ya'll are gonna really see what can happen about this racist crapstill going on....grrrrr no matter what colr the so called agent might be...they are still trying to cheat Mr Platt....this is on every black radio station in the US and the NAACP as well as many other activists/groups...this will NOT happen to Mr Platt...mark my words. whew! a little testy huh? ya damn right!

1688 days ago


how the hell the 60-80 what ever the hell his age is get on american idol?? i thought it was under 26 or something right?? is it a racial thing or something?? if its some white guy they be like you to old pops!!!

1688 days ago
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