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'Pants on the Ground' Guy

NJ Saggy Pants Ban


6/19/2013 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0618_General-Larry-Platt_american-idolTwo important things -- 1) "Pants on the Ground" auteur General Larry Platt is STILL ALIVE!!! ... and 2) He absolutely loves the new saggy pants ban in New Jersey.

As we reported, the Jersey Shore town of Wildwood has passed a law banning saggy pants from its boardwalk, and it's scheduled to go into effect next month.

But unlike a bunch of famous rappers, legendary "American Idol" anti-sag crusader Platt tells TMZ, "I am happy about the law and would like to see the law passed worldwide."

The 65-year-old General says he's actually talking to politicians in his hometown of Atlanta about getting the same law passed there.

Platt -- who says he'd consider a post with Wildwood PD just to enforce the ban -- adds, "Saggy pants are a disgrace to the community. When you wear your pants on the ground, you look like a fool, and it pulls down people, churches, schools, education and jobs."

Take us home, Larry!


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they say sagging began in the prisons. if you sagged that meant you were ready for some guy on guy action. so to the fellas out there that think it's cool to sag, think twice

488 days ago

Lionel Lightbourne    

Published Facts About SAGGIN PANTS Origin...

By Lionel K Lightbourne
Appeared on the Dr. Phil About the Subject

The earliest theory about SAGGIN Pants starting in prison was echoed by TV's Judge Mathis who stated "sagging was adopted from the United States prison system where belts are sometimes prohibited to keep prisoners from using them as weapons or in committing suicide by hanging themselves". After extensive research it was discovered in earlier publications that SAGGIN PANTS emphatically originated as a Hip Hop trend. Through earlier albums, music videos and movie publications, SAGGIN PANTS resonated as an inner-city rights of passage for boys transitioning from adolescents to adulthood. One of the earliest publications about the SAGGIN PANTS trend can be found in Biz Markie 1988 album "The Vapors" when he states " I got another partner that's calm and plain He goes by the name of the Big Daddy Kane A mellow type of fellow that's laid back; Back in the days, he was nothin' like that I remember when he used to fight every day What grown-ups would tell him he would never obey He wore his pants hangin' down and his sneakers untied And a rasta-type Kango tilted to the side". Another music video publication in Eazy E's 1988 music video "We Want Eazy" depicts a young lady at his concert asking the question " Eazy Hey eazy Wassup?? Why you wear your pants like that? in which Eazy E replies "I wear my pants like this, fo' easy access baby". In the 1991 movie "Boys In The Hood" four (4) young men are subject to the daily trials of growing up in the inner-cities of Los Angelas throughout the 1980's. The saggin pants trend is once again depicted in a sense where a few older boys who are saggin their pants, teases one of the younger boys by taking his football and taunting him with it. After an extensive research of the US Department of Corrections Uniform policy throughout the 1980's; it was discovered that most prisons issued jumpers and scrubs to their inmates due to cost reasons rather than safety reasons. Any legislation based on undo***ented speculation is legalized segregation. Given these facts SAGGIN PANTS has proven to be an historic trend rather than the homophobic sin African American political leaders made it out to be. For more information concerning this issue contact Lionel Lightbourne at: (786) 285-3003 or

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