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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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16.

marge    

Why aren't the two old timers that Platt ripped the song off in the first place not suing his ass? It's clear he stole their song almost word for word.

1595 days ago
17.

Cheese925    

JT...I agree with you 1000%. I'm amazed at how stupid people can be. But this time..YOU take the prize.

1595 days ago
18.

skmcdonald3    

GO A-W-A-Y!

1595 days ago
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ChazTizer    

How many record companies will fund the recording of your song in their recording studio without a signed contract – The Gen. LP is a Pure Genius!

The American King Music Company should have paid more attention to the song’s lyrics. Mr. Platt has got them right where he wants them… “Looking like fools with their pants on the ground.” Mims Who? The only American King is LP.

Keep up the Great Job General!

1595 days ago
20.

Darlene    

Its his MONEY!!!!!

1595 days ago
21.

tis_ruthy    

We gave you Susan Boyle...please do NOT send pants in the ground man to the UK!

1595 days ago
22.

Quell    

Work at home make thousands of dollars now www.quellgivescash.com

1594 days ago
23.

Kitty    

Larry should get and keep his own damn ****ing money. Leave it up to a ****ing ass corp fatcat to sue a poor old man who's had such success w/ a good song/music.

1189 days ago
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