March 13, 2010 06:49:08 GMT
MIMS' American King Music claim that they are entitled to a portion of profits from 'Pants on the Ground' digital sale.
Larry Platt, who claimed his fame for singing a self-penned song "Pants on the Ground" in an "American Idol" audition, is facing a lawsuit. The former human rights activist is accused of owing American King Music some money.
The recording company which was founded by rapper MIMS said they have funded "producing, writing and recording of Mr. Platt's official recording of the single [Pants on the Ground]." And, they ask to be entitled to 50% of profits from the song's digital sale on iTunes.
"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," so the attorney of the company said. "However, Mr. Platt and his representatives have failed to take care of Mr. Platt's obligations."
According to Larry Platt's manager, they never signed any contract with American King Music. "This is a lawsuit for a non-agreement," the manager told TMZ.
"Pants on the Ground" itself was released in February this year.