BMG Rights Administration, the label behind The Black Eyed Peas‘ second-stage profession explosion and proprietor of a lot of the group’s publishing, is suing MGA Leisure, the corporate behind the Bratz dolls, over a parody of “My Humps,” which MGA used to advertise a line of pooping unicorn toys.
I’ll offer you a second.
The toys, Poopsie Slime Shock, spewed glowing slime and in an animated promotional video launched final yr, the unicorns carried out a model of “My Humps” through which the lyrics have been revised to reference, properly, poop. Right here’s an instance: “Whatchu gonna do with all that poop? All that poop?”
BMG claims that MGA didn’t get permission to make use of “My Humps,” ignoring a number of cease-and-desist orders. Additionally, there’s an argument that the lead unicorn resembles Fergie — which… okay. BMG needs $10 million for “My Poops,” because it owns 75% of the composition copyright of the unique “My Humps” according to Reuters.
In fact, all of that is fairly hilarious as a result of “My Humps” seems like a parody of a Black Eyed Peas music itself and was an enormous a part of the explanation most people turned on the band within the mid-2000s (not less than, if stand-up comics depend; the music did go double platinum, so somebody will need to have appreciated it). Additionally there’s this:
It’s additionally fairly humorous as a result of this type of factor has been fairly properly determined by no much less an authority than the Supreme Court docket. I wrote about it here. If Roy Orbison couldn’t cease 2 Dwell Crew, I doubt the Court docket — particularly as at the moment constituted — goes to need to hear a case about pooping unicorns.