Pants On The Ground's "General Larry Platt" Sued

“General” Larry Platt, the novelty singer/rapper known for the wildly popular song “Pants in the Ground,” has been sued by a distribution company for expenses related to a recording studio.

Attorney Leron Rogers of Hewitt & Rogers filed the suit on behalf of American King Music for “expenses related to producing, writing and recording of Mr. Platt’s official recording of the single.”

“My client, American King Music, who funded Mr. Platt’s recording session with Mims, would like to compensate Mr. Platt for the sales of the full-length hit song “Pants in the Ground” which we made available on iTunes. However, Mr. Platt and his representatives have failed to take care of Mr. Platt’s obligations,” said Rogers who filed the lawsuit in an Atlanta federal court.

Platt performed an acapella version of his song as an ineligible contestant on “American Idol.” While he didn’t make it to the next level, he did create a tremendous buzz, as well as controversy.

Platt recorded the official version of “Pants in the Ground” with Mims at Mims’s studio and American King Music funded the session as well as the distribution of the single. American King Music also compensated Mims for his production work and co-writing of the full-length song.

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