'American Idol': Could 'Pants on the Ground' be a rip-off?

pants-on-the-ground-green-brothers-320.jpg"American Idol" auditioner Larry Platt's "Pants on the Ground" may not be so original after all.

The Green Brothers, a Michigan hip-hop duo, is claiming that the famous "Pants on the Ground" song is a "take off" of their "Back Pockets on the Floor" that they recorded in 1996, reports MyFoxDetroit.

Both songs are performed by older black men and lament how the youth of today wear ill-fitting pants and their baseball caps askew.

A few sample lyrics from "Back Pockets on the Floor":

"Back pockets on the floor (repeated) ...
Walk around here with your cap turned backwards and your pockets on the floor
It's time to say no to the gangster, the drugs, and the dress code (repeat x3)
It's time to put your cap on right and get your pockets off the floor."


Luckily, Gerald Green doesn't have a litigious nature, and just wants to make sure that their song isn't overlooked.

Check out "Back Pockets on the Floor" for yourself.



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Photo credit: Green Brothers
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