Black Eyed Peas Sued For Plagiarism; ‘Boom Boom Pow’ “copied” ‘Boom Dynamite’

January 28, 2010




Black Eyed Peas Sued For Plagiarism; ‘Boom Boom Pow’ “copied” ‘Boom Dynamite’

For the second time running, the Black Eyed Peas have been sued for copyright infringement which has been filed by Ebony Latrice Batts also known as Phoenix Phenom, and Manfred Mohr for a song they produced called ‘Boom Dynamite,’ that according to them, the Black Eyed Peas copied to make “Boom Boom Pow.”

The complaint against Will.I.Am, Fergie, Apl.De.Ap and Taboo says that sometime during the months of January and March 2009, the Black Eyed Peas “willfully” and “intentionally” copied “Boom Dynamite,” when they produced, co-wrote and recorded their own version of the song, “Boom Boom Pow.”

It is thought that approximately one year after Phoenix Phenom sunmitted “Boom Dynamite” to Interscope and one year after it was released, the Black Eyed Peas released their version of the song, “Boom Boom Pow” as the first single off their fifth studio album, The E.N.D.

Attorney for Batts and Mohr, Ira Gould releaed this statement.

“My clients submitted their copyrighted song “Boom Dynamite” to Interscope Records after Interscope had shown interest in some of their music, and the Black Eyed Peas later copied the song when they wrote “Boom Boom Pow.” A simple listening of the two songs will tell you that the songs are substantially similar, and that the hooks of the two songs are virtually identical in rhythm and lyrics.”

Check the two songs below, and see if you think they have a case.

Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow

Phoenix Phenom – Boom Dynamite

Source: Hip Hop Wired

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  • Anonymous Lawyer

    I support the Black Eyed Peas in the lawsuit. Phoenix Phenom has no clear proof that she wrote the song. On camcorders, you can manually adjust the date/time setting. She could have easily done that on her rendition of the song "Boom Boom Pow". Furthermore, the Peas should countersue her for fraudulent activity, defamation of character, and slander

  • Freeland works hard

    you would support satan himself if he came down to earth and claimed to have invented heaven. go back to your cubicle.