Friday, March 12, 2010

You're not done hearing about Larry Platt yet

Posted By on Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 4:13 PM

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Thought General Larry Platt was merely a flash in the pan? Thought "Pants on the Ground" was destined for a week-long viral video stint and nothing more? In this turd-stained age of news fluff and fly-by-night schlocktainment, nothing gold can stay — fuck, nothing pewter either.

So, by all odds, we should be done hearing about the General. But in the face of all that is logical, we're not. Platt is now being sued by American King Music — a website-less record label started by rapper Mims (he of "This Is Why I'm Hot" one-hit wonderdom) — for "expenses related to producing, writing and recording of Mr. Platt’s official recording of the single.” Apparently Platt recorded a version of the ubiquitous "Pants" with Mims recently, and American King Music funded the whole thing. You know, like record labels are supposed to do. But now Mims wants money from Platt(?).

Here's the maddeningly vague, mafia-sounding quote:

In a statement Rogers said, “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 on the Ground’ which we made available on iTunes. However, Mr. Platt and his representatives have failed to take care of Mr. Platt’s obligations.”

So, there you have it. Remember to always take care of your obligations, especially when you're dealing with Mims. Or he might break your legs. Or sue you. The point is, Larry Platt ain't going away quietly. "Lookin' like a fool..."

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