Pooping unicorns might not be the first thing you think of when you think of it Black Eyed Peas‘ “My Humps,” but now that a line of toys is playing a suspiciously familiar tune, it’s going to be a solid number two. The Black Eyed Peas’ music publisher BMG Rights Management isn’t happy about that, and it seems Reuters BMG is reportedly suing the makers of Poopsie Slime Surprise for infringing “My Humps” on their own song, “My Poops.”
The Poopsie Slime Surprise is from MGA, who is responsible for the Bratz line of dolls. According to the lawsuit, “My Poops” plays with one of the dolls when you press a button on its belly, which leads to dance movements and a not so tasty movement: the toys “release sparkling slime.” “My Poops” can also be heard in a music video made to promote the toys, which you can compare to the 2005 original below.
The similarities between “My Humps” and “My Poops” aren’t obvious from the first whiff of the synths, but they’re unmistakable by the time the chorus hits your ears. “My shit, my shit, my shit, my shit,” sang the unicorn. The lyrics continue, “What to do with all the shit, all the shit,” adding, “I drive my parents crazy, I do it every day,” saying in a similar rhythm to Fergie’s “I’m crazy about these brother, I. do it every day.”
BMG alleges that Poopsie Slime Surprise made tens of millions of dollars and that the company ignored cease and desist warnings. They are asking for $10 million in damages.