Shitting unicorns may not be the first thing you think of when you think of the Black Eyed Peas’ “My Humps,” but now that a line of poopy toys is playing a suspiciously familiar tune, they could be a solid number two. The Black Eyed Peas’ music publisher, BMG Rights Management, isn’t happy about that, and as Reuters reports, BMG is suing the creators of Poopsie Slime Surprise for copying “My Humps” with their own song, “My Poops.”
Poopsie Slime Surprise comes from MGA, who are responsible for the Bratz line of dolls. According to the lawsuit, “My Poops” plays on one of the dolls when you press a button on its belly, leading to both dance moves and a less tasty move: The toys “excrete frothy 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 breath of synths, but they’re unmistakable when the chorus reaches your ears. “My poop, my poop, my poop, my poop,” sings the unicorn. The lyrics continue: “What you gonna do with all that poop, all that poop?” adding, “I drive my parents crazy, I do it every day,” he says in a Fergie-like rhythm. “I drive these brothers crazy, I do it every day.”
BMG alleges that Poopsie Slime Surprise has earned MGA tens of millions of dollars and that the company ignored cease and desist warnings. They are asking for $10 million in damages.