Funk Legend Clinton Sues Black Eyed Peas Over Remix

Law360, New York (December 14, 2010, 5:20 PM EST) -- Godfather of funk George Clinton has accused the Black Eyed Peas of copyright infringement for sampling his 1979 song “(Not Just) Knee Deep” in a remix on the deluxe version of the pop group's award-winning album "The E.N.D."

Clinton filed suit Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, claiming that the song "Shut Up,” which was first released in 2003, sampled the plaintiff's song in a remix featured on the deluxe version of 2009's “The E.N.D.," which notched a Grammy. A...
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