The Black Eyed Peas accused of plagiarism

The Black Eyed Peas are the latest band to be caught up in a plagiarism row. A singer called Phoenix Phenom and her associate Manfred Mohr are suing the band for copyright infringement claiming that BEPs stole the lyrics and chorus which appeared in their 2009 hit 'Boom Boom Pow'.

According to gossip queen Perez Hilton, Phenom submitted a demo, including a song called 'Boom Dynamite', to Interscope records which just happens to be the Black Eyed Peas' label.

Phoenem's lawyer continues the story: '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.' Phoenem and Mohr are now looking for a piece of the profit pie.

Worryingly it's not the first time that The Black Eyed Peas have been accused of ripping someone else off. DJ Adam Freeland threatened to sue the band last year for plagiarizing his song 'Mancry' in their hit 'Party All The Time' but the two parties agreed an out-of-court settlement.

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