Black Eyed Peas are being sued by funk legend George Clinton, for allegedly using elements of his track '(Not Just) Knee Deep' without permission.
The singer and songwriter filed a multi-million dollar copyright infringement lawsuit in California over remixes of the band's 2003 song 'Shut Up', which he says uses elements of his track '(Not Just) Knee Deep'.
The musician claims he never signed a contact and has not agreed to any terms for using the sample - of a track from his group Funkadelic's 1979 album 'uncle jam Wants You' - with the Black Eyed Peas, and that even after being notified, the group - which consists of will.i.am, Fergie, Taboo and apl.de.ap - released another version of the song with samples of '(Not Just) Knee Deep' on the deluxe version of their album 'The E.N.D.'.
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