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Black Eyed Peas Sued for Plagiarism

Posted on January 28, 2010 by

Things are starting to look a little shady in terms of the Black Eyed Peas’ reputation.

The hip hop group is being sued by artist Phoenix Phenom for their 2009 smash hit Boom Boom Pow. Phoenix Phenom, formally known as Ebony Latrice Batts, claims that her song Boom Dynamite sounds too similar to BEP’s Boom Boom Pow to be honest coincidence.

It appears that Phoenix Phenom not only feels ripped off by Fergie and co., but by Interscope Records as well. One year ago, Phoenix Phenom pitched her song to the producers, and her track was flat out refused. A little while later, Boom Boom Pow was topping the charts and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance Recording.

This isn’t the first time the band has faced allegations of plagiarism. In November 2009, the band was sued by Adam Freeland because his song Mancry sounded suspiciously similar to BEP’s Party All the Time.

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