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Glitter-pooping unicorn toy rips off Black Eyed Peas: lawsuit



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The poop is hitting the fan with the Black Eyed Peas.

BMG Rights Administration — the music publishing firm for the Grammy-winning group behind hit comparable to “I Gotta Feeling,” “Increase Increase Pow” and “Where Is the Love?” — is suing a toymaker over its line of pooping unicorn dolls. The swimsuit alleges that “My Poops” — a tune carried out in a video by MGA Leisure’s “Poopsie Slime Shock” dolls — rips off the Black Eyed Peas’ 2005 hit “My Humps.”

Sure, the exact same tune the place Fergie famously rapped about her “pretty woman lumps.”

The swimsuit is asking for no less than $10 million in damages for MGA’s advertising of the “Poopsie Slime Shock” dolls in a video with them singing “My Poops.” And one of many dolls — which excrete sparkly slime — even sings “My Poops” if you push its heart-shaped stomach button. 

How cute.

The "Poopsie Slime Surprise" unicorn dolls.
The “Poopsie Slime Shock” unicorn dolls excrete sparkly slime.
Amo Toys

BMG — which owns 75 % of the composition copyright to “My Humps” — is alleging similarities with the tune’s melodies, lyrics and chords. In keeping with the grievance, MGA  — greatest recognized for its Bratz dolls — ignored a cease-and-desist discover from BMG.

“My Humps” was the third single from the Black Eyed Peas’ multiplatinum 2005 album “Monkey Enterprise.” The tune — on which Fergie shares lead vocals with — reached No. 3 on the Billboard Scorching 100, and its accompanying clip received Greatest Hip-Hop Video on the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.

The Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas hit No. 3 with “My Humps” in 2005.

It was considered one of a string of hits that the Peas had with Fergie earlier than the singer left the group in 2018. Since then, BEP hasn’t matched the heights that after led them to headline the Super Bowl halftime show in 2011.

The now-trio — which is rounded out by and Taboo — launched its newest album, “Elevation,” in November, however the LP didn’t take off on the charts.

Whereas “honest use” permits you to legally parody copyrighted songs as new works, “Bizarre Al” Yankovic chooses to license all of the tunes that he offers his comical spin. And, within the case of “My Poops,” it’s trickier when a parody tune is used as blatant advertising or as part of a consumer product.

BMG Rights Administration and MGA Leisure didn’t instantly reply to The Put up’s requests for remark.