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    Default Gay rappers bow to Van Halen demand

    Found this funny story here: http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/living/10726797.htm


    Dan Gross | V.I.P. bows to Van Halen

    VAN HALEN ain't talkin' 'bout love when it comes to V.I.P.

    An attorney for the '80s rockers sent a letter to the local gay rap outfit claiming its logo is "confusingly similar" to Van Halen's.

    The parody logo appears on the cover of V.I.P.'s debut EP, "Mad Coke," full of amusingly graphic rhymes about oral sex and drugs.

    The letter, sent to Collission/Collider Records, run by V.I.P.'s Andrew Ryan, aka Produca Bruce, asks the band to stop using the logo, threatening legal action if it does not comply.

    Ryan says the band will stop using the logo, and has already taken it down from its Web site.

    "It's just a pain in the ass," says Ryan, who, in conjunction with the label Space Foundation, pressed 1,000 CD's and 500 LP's.

    Ryan plans to cover the logo on remaining copies and feels it "may have been less of an issue" to the band "if we weren't a gay hip-hop group."

    V.I.P. is on hiatus, as one of its MC's, Bear, is studying in London until March.

    Calls to Van Halen's attorneys were not returned yesterday.

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    "80's rockers"???

    These fuckin papers will just hire anyone with typing skills, it seems.
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    Well, they knew they were ripping Van Halen off, it's not like they're bending over backwards to accomidate Van Halen. I mean...it's not going to be hard to swallow. Uh, I mean...it's not like they're getting fucked in the ass. I mean...uh..okay, Ill stop now.
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    Ryan plans to cover the logo on remaining copies and feels it "may have been less of an issue" to the band "if we weren't a gay hip-hop group."
    What morons. It has nothing to do with that. If V.I.P. was comprised of hot women that play rock and roll, VH would still be upset over the misuse of their logo. I have nothing at all against gay people, but they are using their status as gay to say "poor me, it's 'cause we're gay".

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    Quote Originally Posted by kowski
    What morons. It has nothing to do with that. If V.I.P. was comprised of hot women that play rock and roll, VH would still be upset over the misuse of their logo. I have nothing at all against gay people, but they are using their status as gay to say "poor me, it's 'cause we're gay".
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    Hasn't this already been discussed?
    Just go for it!

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    ?????

    Van halen always had tight copyrights on all there merchandise.It doesnt matter who is infringing on it its still wrong.even if they are vaginaly challenged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300
    Well, they knew they were ripping Van Halen off, it's not like they're bending over backwards to accomidate Van Halen. I mean...it's not going to be hard to swallow. Uh, I mean...it's not like they're getting fucked in the ass. I mean...uh..okay, Ill stop now.
    ROTFLMAO

    Ryan plans to cover the logo on remaining copies and feels it "may have been less of an issue" to the band "if we weren't a gay hip-hop group."
    Oh please, give me a break, yes they came after you because you are gay, it has norhing to do with that the logo they were using looked exactly like Van Halen's, hell, it was Van Halen's. They bitch about how they don't want to be singled out, then they pull out the gay card again.

    Riddick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BREW CREW
    Hasn't this already been discussed?
    I think it's been Understood, not necessarily discussed

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    Quote Originally Posted by kowski
    I have nothing at all against gay people, but they are using their status as gay to say "poor me, it's 'cause we're gay".
    Woah man. It's obvious to me your homophopic and have suppressed feelings towards men that make you lash out with that bad bad "G" word.

    I'm-just-kidding. lol

    This came up last week. I said the same thing and got some heat. I'm still tripping out on that.
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    "It's just a pain in the ass," says Ryan
    Nice choice of words...
    "Ladies and Gentlemen, I'd like to introduce the king of 10 fingers and six strings... Mr. Edward Van Halen!"

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    Well, they knew they were ripping Van Halen off, it's not like they're bending over backwards to accomidate Van Halen. I mean...it's not going to be hard to swallow. Uh, I mean...it's not like they're getting fucked in the ass. I mean...uh..okay, Ill stop now.
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