Harry Wayne Casey of K.C. and the Sunshine Band has accused Black Eyed Peas of ripping off one of his songs for their new album.
"I have recently learned that the Black Eyed Peas have utilized my song 'Give It Up' in their new composition 'Love You Long Time' which appears on their new album," remarks Harry Wayne "KC" Casey. "I LOVE the Black Eyed Peas and am truly honored that my music has crossed over decades and many types of music genres. Will.i.am is a great producer and I am thrilled that he is a fan of KC and the Sunshine Band, too."
A media release from Casey says that there is no doubt that ‘Give It Up’ is featured in ‘Love You Long Time’ without authorization or credit.
Casey’s attorney David Bercuson says he is “working on an amicable solution to the legal issues resulting from this situation”.
‘Love You Long Time’ features on the just released Black Eyed Peas album ‘The Beginning’.
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