SOHH Whatcha Think: Rapper May Sue Mitt Romney + Judge Tells Cops To Arrest Bow Wow On Sight?!
Monday, Feb 6, 2012 2:59AM
Money Mitt needs to fall all the way back, according to rapper K'Naan (hey -- he's huge in Canada, so I've heard). Romney used the Canadian artist's track "Wavin' Flag" during a speech and now sh*t may get real.
They say money talks and bullsh*t walks, well K'Naan may soon be telling Mitt to run them pockets.
The rapper K'Naan has threatened to take legal action against the Mitt Romney campaign for using the song "Wavin' Flag" during his victory speech after the Florida primary this week. The Canadian rapper - who was born in Somalia - said Mr. Romney's campaign never sought permission to use the song, which was an international hit in 2010 when it was used by Coca-Cola as an official anthem during the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.(Somali Land Press)
Bottom line is, dude doesn't support Romney and feels his music shouldn't either. Might I suggest a more fitting song for your campaign, Mr. Romney? How about "Money on My Mind" or "All About the Benjamins." SOHH Watcha Think -- Should K'Naan sue?
"If I had been asked, I would certainly not have granted it," K'Naan (pronounced KAY-nahn) said in a statement released on Wednesday. "I would happily grant the Obama campaign use of my song without prejudice." The Romney campaign responded that it used the song under a blanket license from American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, which monitors the use of popular music on the radio and in public to ensure royalties are paid to songwriters. "The song was used through our regular blanket license, but we respect K'Naan's statement and will not use his music again," Andrea Saul, a campaign spokeswoman, said in an e-mail.(Somali Land Press)
In other news ... d*mn>. Bow Wow just can't catch a break. IRS hounding him for a couple hunnit racks, new album struggling to get a buzz despite more features than "We Are the World," and now, a judge has declared open season on his arrest.
Rapper/actor Bow Wow is officially on the run from the law after a Georgia judge released an order for cops to arrest the star on sight. In 2009, the hitmaker, real name Shad Moss, was ordered to pay a tour bus company almost $100,000 (Â£62,500) after allegedly failing to pay a bill. The firm's bosses took the case to Georgia, where Bow Wow lives, to enforce the judgment and filed a motion to have the rapper held in contempt. Now a judge has told state law officials to arrest the rapper and hold him in custody until he produces documents and information regarding the case, according to TMZ.com.(Contact Music)
So basically, dude is gonna have to cough up the 100K allegedly owed to a tour bus company or spend some time in the bing. Which, according to Ja Rule, is quite amazing.Hopefully the young homie gets over this hurdle. Until then, check out Jim Jones' version of the track, "No Church in the Wild."
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