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Tyler Perry Lawsuit

The Devilish Similarities

2/5/2010 2:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained a copy of the gospel song Tyler Perry allegedly stole for his show "Meet the Browns" -- and let's just say Tyler's in for a hell of a fight.

0204_tyler_audio_launch-1Johnny Tyrone Stringfield: Click to listen
















Here's the song as it appeared on the TV show in 2009 (left) and here's the version Johnny Tyrone Stringfield copyrighted in 2008 (right).

TMZ spoke to Stringfield who tells us, "My family and I have always loved Tyler Perry -- and now we're going to love him a whole lot more."

So far, no comment from Perry's camp.



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Simone    

*flashes her boobs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1719 days ago
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ray ray    

All black songs look the same to me.

1719 days ago
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Rob Jenkins    

Tyler Perry is a total HACK! dude is always gettting accused of stealing peoples stuff...why cant the guy get some writers like every other comic actor?!

1719 days ago
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first    

at first i was skeptic but after listening to this and compareing them together i come to the conclusion that it really is Johnnys song this man can't be denide compare for yourself you will see and hear the same thing i heard and saw yes they got you man but hang in there tylers gona make you a star, wait untill the world heres this hot song

1719 days ago
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Vonn    

@ al wino brigade, How could all black songs LOOK the same to you? You must be a moron!! Tyler SOUNDS like you may be in trouble.

1719 days ago
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mortulangel    

a lot of african american church songs have this same rhythm so any similarity in that doesnt matter but the words are too close tyler

1719 days ago
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xcalibur    

TYLER IS A CHEAP ASS! OBVIOUS RIP-OFF. ISNT HE WORTH LIKE COUPLE HUNDRED MIL?? DAMN, JUST PAY THE PUBLISHING FEE WHICH WOULDA BEEN 10K OR SOMETHING. NOW HE HAS TO FORK OVER 100K. WUT A DUMB ASS!!

1719 days ago
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Marla    

That song or saying is in many of his plays that date back many years so he couldn't have taken it from this recent song...I think this guy recorded it after thinking that he was going to sue and get money for it like this...

1719 days ago
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michael    

I am apart of the African American church. This guy has no case whatsover, we call a song like this one a "devotional song" a typical song, that has the same tune for many songs. I think he will have a hard time fighting this one. It is a song that has been sung for years and he gets the song copyrighted in 2008. Real suspect! He won't win. Guaranteed!

1719 days ago
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kromen    

I thought Gospel songs were made to bless the Lord, not the linings of your pockets. Heathens!

1719 days ago
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JD    

The african America Church has been singing this song since the beginning of time. Shame on Johnny. He stole it from an old gospel hymn. Johnny you know you ain't right buddy.

1719 days ago
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66BLUEMARLIN    

It's another "Pant's on the Ground fiasco." Tyler Perry is known for stealing/borrowing copyrighted and uncopyrighted material. Check out all of his movies!!!

1719 days ago
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Steven    

This is a typical congregational type song. Who would copyright such a song in 2008 anyway. Song is older than me. I'm 24.

1719 days ago
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keepinitrealincali    

2. All black songs look the same to me.

Posted at 2:41AM on Feb 5th 2010 by al wino brigade
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Yeah -- I'm sure all black songs "look" the same to you. What an idiot! (lol!!!!!)

1718 days ago
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Guest    

Christian song should not have copyright, a christian song is only purpose is to glorify God.

1718 days ago
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