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Black Eyed Peas Sued AGAIN For Plagiarism

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This shiz has got to stop — or are they just going to pay off everyone for using their ideas?

The Black Eyed Peas are being sued for plagiarism again! A copyright infrigement lawsuit has been filed by Ebony Latrice Batts aka Phoenix Phenom and Manfred Mohr against each of the Peas individually and collectively.

Phoenix and Manfred claim that their song "Boom Dynamite" is incredibly similar to BEP's "Boom Boom Pow." Their attorney states:

“My clients submitted their copyrighted song “Boom Dynamite” to Interscope Records after Interscope had shown interest in some of their music, and the Black Eyed Peas later copied the song when they wrote “Boom Boom Pow.” A simple listening of the two songs will tell you that the songs are substantially similar, and that the hooks of the two songs are virtually identical in rhythm and lyrics.”

Phoenix and Manfred are seeking unspecified damages, disgorgement of profits and punitive damages.

The songs sound A LOT alike and the Peas are probably going to have to pay up big time! Listen for yourself above!

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247 comments to “Black Eyed Peas Sued AGAIN For Plagiarism”

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  1. 1

    no one is original anymore. why does this surprise anyone?

  2. 2

    How's your law suit going against them?

  3. 3

    Is Mario trying
    to get his eye
    poked out again.

  4. 4

    i'm sorry, but they don't really sound that similar.

  5. 5

    Uh… they sound completely different. Since when are the words "I got the boom" copyrighted? Just a ludicrous attempt to make some money.

  6. 6

    They don't sound anything alike to me.

  7. 7

    it doesn't sound anything alike. they both just say boom…

  8. 8

    I think Will.I.Am should have one of his peeps poke your other eye out.

  9. 9

    Oh please Pervez– you, the queen of law suits should know how this works by now. pfft.

  10. 10

    With the exception of the "boom boom" part, I don't think the songs have anything similar about them. But if this is true, why wouldn't the Peas just pay to use the songs?

  11. 11

    wow !
    they sound NOTHING alike.
    other than the use of the word boom
    they arent that similar,
    i failed to hear any resemblance

  12. 12

    I fail to see the resemblance apart from the beggining bit. In my (never to be humble) opinion, they are both just varying degrees of crapness, with the BEP narrowly winning.

    The woman from the first video looks like a prostitute crack whore. NASTY.

  13. 13

    Doesn't even sound the same..

  14. 14

    The songs sound nothing alike, this bitch is tripping the fuck out!

  15. 15

    sounds nothing like it.

  16. 16

    Honestly, it sounds nothing alike. The only reason why they would say it sounds similar is because of the boom, other than that I don't a similarity.

  17. 17

    I think this is a bit of a stretch. How original/hard is it to come up with boom boom? Not to mention even if they can prove they heard it before writing this song the BEP have changed it significantly. Not to mention they had what it takes to make it a hit. The other song sounds very generic. The burden of proof falls with the "original" artist and I think if the BEP don't settle it will be a very hard case for the other "artist" to make.

  18. 18

    they sound nothing alike
    other than the word BOOM,
    i heard no resemblance

  19. 19

    the both say "boom". thats it.

  20. Panda says – reply to this


    Wow! BEP are pathetic. I think the song they ripped off is beter too!

  21. 21

    The songs sound nothing alike other than one word commonality. "Boom"… hardly enough for a lawsuit.

  22. 22

    the bep's song is better.
    ps perez, you've been hacked.
    I keep getting warnings from my computer every time I visit your site.
    oh, and it keeps fucking up.

  23. 23

    Lucky for no-talent Phoenix, the BEP's took this irrelevent song and made it a hit. They saved our ears from listening to that garbage….until now…..Thanks perez. Black eyed peas are great! If anyone should get sued it should be Interscope.

  24. 24

    mario, you fat pile of shit
    they sound nothing alike
    they used the word "boom" in a song.. BIG FUCKING DEAL
    the fight with you and Will.i.am happened a while ago, get over it.

  25. 25

    "I got that boom dynamite" as compared to "I got that boom, boom pow." That's the only similarity I am hearing here, and it is minimal at best. I say this lawsuit gets boom, boom tossed!

  26. 26

    They don't really sound alike at all. Pheonix Phenom or however you spell that stupid name is probably just trying to compensate for her lack of talent and shitty video. Also probably just trying to gain publicity.

  27. 27

    they dont sound all that simular to me

  28. 28

    I don't think they sound the same at all. Everyone trying to make a buck out of sucessful groups now a days.

  29. 29

    The only thing similar to it is the Boom Boom, and that's it.

  30. 30

    Wow, Phoenix Phenom's sounds like about 100 cheers I heard in HS and is very similar to a cheer rhythmically. Very original, crap maybe my old HS squad should sue.

  31. 31

    The Peas suck! Don't let up Phoenix Phenom. $$$$

  32. 32

    Yeah, they both sound eerily alike. 'Cept the first one is mediocre, nondescript club music, while the last one is tainted with the Suck Eyed Peas, so therefore it's automatically shit.

    Here's hoping they get sued to high hell, if not for this "plagarism", then for taking a dump on what used to be hip hop music.

  33. 33

    Your such an ass hole Perez. This is why you deserve to get your teeth knocked in by will.i.am.
    These songs sound nothing alive. Some musical ear you have.

    Die of aids shitdick

  34. 34

    Re: Cashmere Jay – Poking out his eardrums would be more fun– would spare us his shitty musical selections.

  35. 35

    It doesn't seem plagiarized to me. And the first song sucks.

  36. 36

    If you play them together there are some parts that sound the same and some that don't….it should be interesting to see how this one ends. I mean at most they copied the Boom boom part but hard to say how that one will hold up in court.

  37. 37

    Naw not really. She's just mad that her cheesy lil song wasn't a hit.

  38. 38

    So no one can say "BOOM" In the chorus, or else it's a rip off of that lame shitty song? Wow, weak argument. They are just trying to profit from the BEP song, because the original went nowhere. 2 Completely different songs. I saw the similarities on the other accusations, but not on this one.

  39. 39

    the only thing these two songs have in common besides the boom boom is that they're both garbage

  40. 40

    dumb! not at all the same! and that boom dynamite song sounds like a cheer i did when i was 4 years old! come on! no one seems to be original these days!!

  41. 41

    Also, the final product the Peas made may sound different but you can hear in the original, parts were definately stolen. The original song was dissected and repackaged. Thiefs.

  42. 42

    I hope these talentless Peas get their individual and collective asses sued off. Furthermore, if some asshole stole MY song, I'd walk right up to them and punch them in the face. BEP: simplistic shit music for dimwitted simpletons.

  43. 43

    I'm with the majority here, I don't think they sound alike at all either.

  44. 44

    Other than them both having the word "boom," or both being pop/hip hop/techno song, I don't see how they're similar. As time goes by, there are going to be songs with similar phrases/sounds to them, but that doesn't mean the newer musicians are copying older work. I really think these people just want money and think they can get away with it just because of BOOM.

  45. Riley says – reply to this


    No…they don't sound alike at all. The only similarity is the word "boom". Also, isn't "boom dynamite" an old cheerleading cheer? Looks like miss ebony isn't that original either….

  46. 46

    The only thing that sounds the same is "I got that boom".

  47. 47

    You're an idiot. It sounds nothing like it. Figures you'd take the side of the plantiff since one of the defendants punched your gay face. Ass.

  48. 48

    Sounds NOTHING like "Boom Boom Pow". Not only is the beat completely different, but the words are too…the only similarity the two songs have is the "boom" part. Using the same word is NOT plagiarism. -_-

  49. 49

    Wow this sounds almost alike. Well time to pay up Black Eyed Peas sorry guys. Love your music but you gotta pay for that. This original version sounds hot. Radio…play this song its a hit!

    "watch online music videos 24.7 on defSpot com'

  50. 50

    The only thing similar is the word "boom". This won't hold up in court.

  51. 51

    perez your fat and ugly and an embarassment to the gay community!!

  52. 52

    people lack so much musical ear they can't even tell obvious multiple similarities between two simple material. i bet none of the people claiming that these two songs have nothing in comon have never tried to play an instrument or anything related to creating music. most of you probably don't care about the process of creating a song, including all kinf of technical things making the final product what it is, but then why don't you stfu ?!

  53. 53

    the only words that are similar are boom
    wtf just some has been trying to make more money cos they've run out

  54. 54

    they have a few words in common, tehy sound nothing alike.

  55. 55

    Re: cheerioko – war eagle!

  56. 56

    bullshit they sound nothing alike - they just both happen to use the same word!!

  57. 57

    Ummm… the only thing that's similar is the word boom.

  58. 58

    There's nothing similar between these songs, if anyone should be sued for plagiarism it's them by every cheerleader like ever

  59. 59

    not even close. Keep your personal animosities private dude. This blatant BEP attack makes you look pathetic.

  60. 60

    These are about as similar as you and Jon Gosselin Mario. Both douchebags, both fat fucks, both famewhores.. but cut to the core, two different animals.

  61. 61

    the first one is based off of a common cheer ("i got that boom dynamite, don't mess with dynamite, ’cause when you mess with dynamite it goes tick tick tick boom")

    nothing is original.

    the lawsuit should be tossed. they both sound nothing alike and were both most likely based off of a well-known urban cheer

  62. 62

    not similar to me.

  63. missB says – reply to this


    big surprise.. they have done this before

  64. David says – reply to this


    Um, did you bother listening to that version of "Boom Boom Pow?" That one has been remastered, so the pitch is higher and their voices are even more auto-tuned than what they really are. Jus' sayin'.

  65. 65

    ahhhh haaa…this is proof it doesn't matter how talented or good looking you are in Hollywood or the music industry or enterntainment industry,all that matters is whether you worship satan or thee CREATOR.

  66. 66

    They both say "I got that boom boom", but thats it

  67. 67

    Every time you post the BEP, I am reminded of that glorious moment in history when their manager busted you in the eye. And the miserable video you made immediately afterward made me laugh even harder.
    Thanks for the fond memories.

  68. 68

    Is any one else wondering why Perez gets his panties in a bunch when musical artists "steal" other artists work, but he has no qualms about stealing photographer's work? I wish I could quit you Perez. One day, when I have a life of my own, I will.

  69. Laury says – reply to this


    They don't sound THAT similar to me. You really want another black eye, don't you Perez?

  70. 70

    they sound nothing alike…is it plagarism for using the word boom?

    seriously…this has to be a joke!

  71. crybs says – reply to this


    I don't think they sound anything alike. That being said, not sure why everyone is hating on Boom Dynamite- I listened to it a couple times and I think it's pretty catchy in an mid 80's Salt-n-Pepa, JJFad-ish sorta way.

  72. 72

    Re: Nostradamus – Baaahaaa — the video was the best part!!

  73. 73

    Re: elisha201 – lol good point. Also, he steals all the articles from a site that starts with a T and ends with a Z.

  74. 74

    lol then they might try to sue Britney Spears next for her song: I got that boom boom

  75. 75

    The last minute (2:58-end) of 1st video was dope!

  76. 76

    The only thing these two songs have in common is the word "boom". Black eyed peas should not pay out ANYTHING!

  77. 77

    Re: blackoutt – Yeah, Shitney made a boom-boom in her pants ha ha she's disgusting.

  78. 78

    They don't sound a like. Sorry Mario, try digging more dirt on them to make yourself feel better about getting your eyes knocked out. OUCH!

  79. 79

    ok so these two songs sound nothing alike! that pathetic girl is just trying to make some money and get her song and music out there and i guess by doing this is the only way she can get her crappy music out there.

  80. 80

    I thought you were a music expert, Mario. Don't you have your own label now? You are also trying to put together a boy band because you have so much experience and are also whoring out for a judges spot on AI? Yet you cannot tell these two songs have no similarities other than the word "Boom" and that the hook is not even remotely similar?
    I think you just proved what we have all been saying for a long time now. You are talentless.

  81. 81

    "Blah blah blah I'm bitter because I got smoked in the grill blah blah blah"
    - Internet cockroach Perez Hilton

  82. 82

    Fucking idiot. Your just mad that one of the band members of BEP, PUT YOU IN YOUR FUCKING PLACE. They sound NOTHING alike, just more people in the words of 50 cent "frontin for some cash", because they can't make it themselves. It's pathetic really, they sound nothing alike, the boom dynamite song is annoying as hell to me & but Boom Boom Pow is a favourite of mine.

  83. 83

    Does this really surprise anyone any longer? HOW many times have the Black Eyed Peas been caught stealing other ppls shit now?? Are any of their songs original???

  84. 84

    gawd forbid anyone else use the word 'boom'…

  85. 85

    uummmm….not so much. Two totally different songs, down to the beat. What the heck are you talking about?

  86. 86

    I'm not a cheerleader, but I'm pretty sure that the hook from the "original" one borrows pretty heavily from a cheer along the lines of….well, "boom, dynamite."

  87. 87

    Nothing alike. Sounds more like someone is trying to pick their bank accounts to me. Since when could a single artist copyright one word?…in this case "Boom"
    Another stupid lawsuit/get rich quick scheme.
    Both songs do suck though.

  88. 88

    I don't hear how this is a copy….other than the "boom" part. I think Boom Boom Pow is light years ahead of this other crap.

  89. 89

    Re: G0 Ask Alice – Since Pumpkinhead has a tin ear, you will need to puncture his eardrum with a tuning fork. best J

  90. 90

    other than both using the word "boom" I don't see how they sound alike..

  91. 91

    There are parts that are similar and it does sound like maybe BEP ripped it off, but honestly anyone could have thought up "boom boom". As a matter of fact, Prima J has a song called "Cars" that says "boom boom" so maybe she should sue too lol. Look it up!

  92. 92

    I don't think any of you are actually listening to her song. It is SO obvious that it was copied. Stop defending the BEP and wake up because they pull this shit all of the time. THEY are the unoriginal ones because they took her song, sped it up and claimed it as their own. I hope they have to pay big and get more than a slap on the hand.

  93. 93

    i hope u get a beat down again! maybe they should kick you in the balls while they are at it!

  94. 94

    They probably sound alike because they say BOOM….they don't even sound alike.

    How long has Boom Boom Pow been out. Why are they NOW just coming out?

  95. 95

    Someone wants another "Boom" in the eye ..

  96. 96

    The first song should have been the number one hit..Boom Boom Pow is one of the worst songs ever written.

  97. 97

    Does anyone remember the song "Boom Boom (Let's Go Back to My Room)" from the 80's? Check it out on YouTube under Paul Lekakis. I'd say the first video ripped off the 80's song. And for the record, the two videos/songs above share nothing in common other than the word "Boom"…just like Paul Lekakis.

  98. cwow says – reply to this


    one would think you've had enough of bep? maybe you should just leave them alone.

  99. 99

    No similarities they are worlds different. You are nothing more than a trouble maker Mario. You need to stop before you get another BOOM BOOM POW. I love watching the clips of you crying like a lil bitch when you got smacked. What I loved more was nobody took you serious when this happened. That is what you get for spewing hate - it comes back. When will you learn??? Probably never. BTW your site sucks. I love how Gossip Cop owns you on a daily basis.

  100. SV says – reply to this


    Perez get over it stop hating on BEP artist who are popular get sued every day I'm mean somebody tried to sue M.C. Hammer for saying Uh Oh I mean people have been using the phrase "I got that boom" as slang since the 70's get out of here with that bull Perez stop hating on BEP if you don't like them don't write about them geez

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