Larry Platt to Sing 'Pants on the Ground' on Grammy Awards Red Carpet

January 30, 2010 03:07:07 GMT

Despite claimed as a copycat song, 'Pants on the Ground' will be sung proudly by the former 'American Idol' contestant before the awards show.

Larry Platt to Sing 'Pants on the Ground' on Grammy Awards Red Carpet
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"Pants on the Ground" will be brought to the red carpet of the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. Its hitmaker General Larry Platt is confirmed by his manager to perform the viral song outside the Staples Center before the gala ceremony is kicked off.

Larry Platt was previously hit by controversy over rumor that "Pants on the Ground" is not original. A singing group called The Green Brothers declared it's a copycat version of their self-penned track "Back Pockets on the Floor" which they created back in 1996.

2010 Grammy Awards itself will be held on January 31. This event will see Katy Perry, Jonas Brothers, Ke$ha, Justin Bieber, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Drake, Miley Cyrus, Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Mary J. Blige, Lady GaGa, Taylor Swift and Beyonce Knowles either performing or presenting awards.


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posted by kanda on Jan 31, 2010
Despite the fact that the "General" (Larry Platt) never made to American Idol, he got the last laugh by being able to preformed in the Grammys opening red carpet. As a matter of fact he's the 2nd American Idol wanna be, who overshadowed just like William Hung who overshadowed the American Idol winner itself.
posted by Nicholson on Jan 30, 2010
Amen! Amen! Congratulations to Larry keeps spreading a positive message!
posted by Silent Is a Tool on Jan 30, 2010
Dear Silent, Take your pretentious, prolix bullshit somewhere else. Hijacking terms you've heard in movies like "collective unconscious," and then altering them moronically DOES NOT make you intelligent. Thanks.
posted by Silent on Jan 30, 2010
The success of any song is a combination of the collective receptive social consciousness at the time, the substance of the song itself, how it's presented, and by whom. If a white guy sang this song, it would be a flop and labeled racism. The same dynamics that made In Living Color popular is what's at play here. Someone of the same race as the one being sung about is inherently funny. The Green Brother's song is pathetic. There's no uplifting hip-hop beat - it sounds like a bunch of geriatric rap artists. Larry Platt has the magic recipe which makes this song popular. Old black guy dancing with gusto that befits someone years younger which belies his own age. His determination to get his message out is undeniable. We are all fascinated with someone who is so wrapped up in a cause that is deemed mundane by most. Larry's song is simple, catchy, and it's as much about the song as the presenter itself. Imagine if the songs Susan Boyle sang were sung by Larry - they'd be a flop. It's a song that fits him and Susan's songs fit her. Good on Larry and poo on the Green Brothers - never heard of them and they simply want to patent an idea which you can't do. Their song is totally different.

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