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Re: Evel Knievel Sues Kanye West over video

I agree with Evel and hope he wins the suit.

However, Kanye West probably made more money with the "Gold Digger" song than Evel made in his career.
 

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Re: Evel Knievel Sues Kanye West over video

Then it's only right he should spread some O' that green around, eh?
 

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Re: Evel Knievel Sues Kanye West over video

I've met him twice. The longest meeting was when Robbie and Evel took delivery of twin CMC (clones) in '98. Here's what's funny about this. The man is a convicted felon. He spent his youth not giving a [email protected] about image.

Marketing wise- Evel has a point but in reality he no longer has to live to that image as he has not been in the public eye for almost a decade.

I say let West get away with it. We found out at the music awards he's a cry-baby looser anyway.
 

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"That video that Kanye West put out is the most worthless piece of crap I've ever seen in my life, and he uses my image to catapult himself on the public,"



Kanye was wayyy popular even before that video came out.
 

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Yeah, but he's no less a cry baby when he doesn't get his wayyy. Evel takes a beating and keeps on ticking. West gets passed over for a video award and you'd think someone just shot his dog.
 

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That is the funniest thing I have ever heard. But I am blissfully out of touch with alot of the stuff going on right now in the entertainment industry. I am also very closed minded to most of the stuff going on in the entertainment industry because it's my opinion and I can have it if I want to. The stuff is crap ;) At least you call him an entertainer and not a musician.
 

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Ol' Evel is hurtin for the cash & will sue anyone... He recently tride to sue the operators of a website that referred to him as a "pimp," showing a picture of him with tow comely young lasses- pimp was meant as a compliment. I think the old man has taken a few too many hits to the noggin with his old-tech bell helmet on.
 

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lighten up man

Technically Evel may have valid suit, but imitation IS a great form of flattery, so lighten up man.

Kanye should have asked for permission of such a blatant rip-off of identity, but in this crazy world of parody (hell SNL and MadTV do it all the time), I fail to understand why people can't take a joke or see the backhanded compliment it is.

Whomever marketed/produced the video's actually to blame for not raising a flag about possible infringement. I'm sure slapping down some benjamins will appease comically iconic Evel just fine.
 
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