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Gen. Larry Platt Sued Over Pants on the Ground

3/12/2010 12:27 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The General better start preparing for war -- 'cause Larry Platt has been hit with a nasty lawsuit over "Pants on the Ground."

Here's a shocker -- it's all over money.

A music company called American King Music claims they funded Platt's recent recording session with rapper/producer Mims for the official full-length version of POTG.

But in the suit, filed in Atlanta, American King claims Larry and his reps, "failed to take care of Platt's obligations." They fail to describe exactly what those obligations are.

Now, American King is suing over the music distribution agreement and expenses related to producing, writing and recording of the single.

UPDATE: TMZ spoke with Platt's manager, Pinky, who tells us Larry never made a contract with American King -- but the company believes they're entitled to 50% of the profits from sale of POTG on iTunes.

Pinky tells us they're prepared for battle -- and adds, "This is a lawsuit for a non-agreement."

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1.

Barry    

This guy ROCKS!

1664 days ago
2.

lolokailey    


OKAY PEOPLE ARE REALLY GRASPING AT STRAWS HERE!! I WATCHED THE SHOW WHEN THIS MORON PERFORMED AND IT WAS NOTHING AT ALL!!???? I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE HYPE!! HE IS AN OLD IDIOT LOOKING FOR HIS 5 MINUTES. THEY SHOULD NOT EVEN HAVE HAD HIM IN FRONT OF THE JUDGES BECAUSE HE GOES WAY OVER THE AGE LIMIT FOR IDOL. THEY OBVIOUSLY LET HIM THROUGH FOR A JOKE SO LETS JUST KEEP IT AT THAT... A JOKE AND NOW LETS FORGET ABOUT THIS CRAZY OLD MAN AND MOVE ON!! Jeez

1664 days ago
3.

Steve    

Ok, enough is enough with this song. It was a cute, spur of the moment, kind of funny at the time, thing. I can't believe they are making a full length recording. I am sure he is a nice guy and wish him well, but I think this guy and his songs 15 minutes are up. It's not THAT funny or catchy anymore.

1664 days ago
4.

Mike    

Yup...15 minutes is up. Put em in the same hall of shame category as William Hung and Scat girl.

On to the next stupid catchphrase.

1664 days ago
5.

capt andy    

if this guy was white it wouldnt even be on here..so i call this reverse descrimination..
aha tmz is keeping the white man down....
its just not fair says I..what sayeth you?????
we do not have a rev al sharpton or jessie to call
so who we gonona call to speak out for us????

1664 days ago
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Cheese925    

He's playing the same system that allows all these "good descent" no talent, trashy, sex tape making, folks from Housewives, Jersey Shores, The Hills, and whatever to make money...then so should he.

1664 days ago
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faye    

What a fricken waste of news space!

1664 days ago
8.

Rather be an Athiest    

Now here is a guy who is getting his fifteen minutes and then some:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYU7oG2V7uc&feature=popular

1664 days ago
9.

carla    

Leave the guy alone. He's only trying to make a few bucks. Its always ends with the music companies trying to take advantage of the little person.

1664 days ago
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brenda    

this song sucks. everyone should stop playing it and remixing it. its stupid and i cant believe people are making money off it....

1664 days ago
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coplover    

I am so sick of hearing about this guy and his stupid song. Don't people realize that this loser supports a loser cop killer?

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/REMOVE-Pants-On-The-Ground-Website-He-Supports-a-COP-KILLER/290652901370

1664 days ago
12.

Cheese925    

Trust me...if someone else wasn't making money OFF OF HIM...he wouldn't be where he is today. People don't give a crap about the song, what this guy is or who he is. Just as long a he can turn a few bucks (and make a few for himself)...that's fine with them.

1664 days ago
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steve    

This old man looks like an old drunk the kind you see hanging outside the store begging for a few bucks for a bottle of wine.America is a country of IDIOTS so desperate for something or someone to believe in its pathetic.Americans would watch anything or anyone do anything as long as the "media" says it is good,funny,cute,heartwarming,good for the enviroment,or any other BS reason they can come up with

1664 days ago
14.

unicorn    

it is people like general larry platt, that for a couple of minutes make one laugh out loud. in this world of negativity i just want to thank mr. platt for giving me a laugh out loud moment.

1664 days ago
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JT    

Another prime example of spear chunker greed. I'm sure that the honorable "King Recording", or whatever screwball name they have, were really looking out for the guy right from the beginning. I'd question his legal ability to enter a contract. By the time the lawyers get through with it, they will be the only one's with a dollar left in their pockets. People never fail to amaze me with their level of greed and stupidity.

1664 days ago
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