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Man Arrested Over The Song Kung Fu Fighting

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Carl Douglas "Kung fu Fighting" 1974 by chris591972

What other classic songs are going to cause arrests? If a guy performs Biggie's famous track Hypnotize, will hypnotists cry out because the song misrepresents the realities of hypnosis???

Check out Carl Douglas' Kung Fu Fighting (above) - a song that can get you arrested!

Musician Simon Ledger and his band were recently performing the classic song at a bar on the Isle of Wight off the southern coast of England, when an Asian man flipped out, cursed at Simon, and took a photo of him.

According to police, the man accused Simon of subjecting him to "racial abuse."

When contacted by police, Simon agreed to meet with them, and then they proceeded to ARREST HIM!

Here's what Simon had to say about it:

"I thought it was a joke but they were serious. They seemed pretty amazed but said the law is the law and it was their duty. It's political correctness gone potty."

Sorry, but this is ridiculous. It's a fun, harmless song, and it's ABSURD to think someone could be arrested for performing it!

…But make sure NEVER to perform the Motown classic I Heard it Through the Grapevine! That's VERY offensive to grapevines. Ha!

Do U think Kung Fu Fighting is a racially abusive song?

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JHud Coming Back To Idol!

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Just in time to showcase some of her new material!

Motown week is fast approaching on this year's edition of American Idol, and former contestant Jennifer Hudson has been announced as one of the upcoming performers for the March 24th result show, along with Sugarland!

Excellent!

Gurl is going to kill it, just like she did when she was on the show herself!

We can't wait!

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MObama Gets Down To Motown In Satin

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First lady Michelle Obama was looking chic at the White House Music Series Thursday night.

For the Motown event, MObama wore a black satin and silk taffeta L'Wren Scott jumpsuit and lots of tiny jewels around her neck.

In case you were wondering, L'Wren is an American designer, so take that critics!

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Nick Performs At The White House!

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Wow! Look who's got soul! Damn!

Last night, Nick Jonas was part of the special White House event honoring the music of Motown.

Check out the video to hear Nick tear into a rendition of Can't Help Myself! (above)

He sounds aaah-mazing! Bravo!

Were Malia and Sasha in the house???

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White House Announces Motown Tribute For Black History Month

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Fun! This will surely be an incredible night of music! Ain't nothing wrong with that!

It's been announced that in honor of Black History Month, The White House will put on a special concert dedicated to the music of Motown. Slated for February 24th, Motown icon Smokey Robinson will lead an overwhelming talented lineup of stars who will serenade President Obama with some amazing music.

The event is scheduled to air nationally March 1 on PBS and will feature performances by Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx, Natasha Bedingfield, John Legend, Nick Jonas, Seal, Gloriana, Jordin Sparks and Glee‘s Amber Riley and Mark Salling.

Whoa! Hold up! Where's Jay-Z?! Don't tell us he is too busy for the Prez??? What's that about???

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Phil Collins Ca$hes In, Does Covers Of Motown Instead Of Original Material On New Album

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Ugh. Did you get this shiteous inspired idea from Rod Stewart's foray into soul??

Those excited to hear some original material on Phil Collins' next album are going to be sorely disappointed, because the legend is only doing covers of soul songs!

Even more disappointing about his Motown tribute Going Back is that he's not even trying to make the songs fresh or reimagined!

He says:

"It shouldn't really be a surprise to anyone that I've finally made an album of my favourite Motown songs. These songs, along with a couple of Dusty Springfield tracks, a Phil Spector/Ronettes tune, and one by the Impressions, make up the tapestry, the backdrop, of my teenage years. I remember it as if it was yesterday, going to the Marquee Club in London's Soho and watching The Who, The Action, and many others, playing these songs. In turn I'd go out the next day to buy the original versions. My idea, though, was not to bring anything new to these already great records, but to try to recreate the sounds and feelings that I had when I first heard them. There was one moment when they were tracking (Martha Reeves & The Vandellas hit) Heat Wave that I experienced a wave of happiness and wonder that this was actually happening to me."

All right, we respect that you really love the music and want to take a little trip down memory lane by honoring the greats, but enough's enough!

We want Phil Collins, not Phil Collins editions of songs that are fine just as they are!!

What do U think?? Are U excited for Phil Collins Does Motown??

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