Another plagiarism lawsuit for the Black Eyed Peas

By | Published on Monday 1 November 2010

The Black Eyed Peas have yet another plagiarism lawsuit on their table. This time a Texas-based songwriter called Bryan Pringle says the R&B-slash-hip-slash-hop group’s song ‘I Gotta Feeling’ rips off his track ‘Take A Dive’, a demo tape of which, he claims, he sent to the Peas’ label Interscope. 

The new lawsuit is being handled by the same legal firm as one filed earlier in the year by the musician Phoenix Phenom, who claims ‘Boom Boom Pow’ rips off her song ‘Boom Dynamite’. That lawsuit was also re-filed with the court last week. 

Both legal claims accuse the Black Eyed Peas of “a pattern and practice of intentional copyright infringement with respect to the unlawful copying of songs of unknown or lesser-known artists”.

No comment as yet from the Peas.