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Daughters of James Brown Slap Him Upside the Head as they Step Back and Kiss Themselves. Haa!
By Moses Avalon
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2002-10-16
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Hip to the fact that only songwriters are guaranteed a paycheck in this business, way back in the seventies the Godfather of Soul made his two daughters (6 and 3 years of age then) co-writers of 25 songs, including the 1976 ``Get Up Offa That Thing."

In 1998, his daughters had him committed to a psychiatric hospital for his addiction to painkillers. Upon his release, Brown vowed to never pay another dime to his daughters.

So now they have slapped him with a $1 million lawsuit. Absent of all shame, the daughters' attorneys actually told the press that they "helped him write th

e songs." Brown has paid his ex-wife her share of the proceeds he promised her around that same time and has said he would pay his off-spring almost $200,000 if they gave up the copyrights and left him alone. See, the old adage is true: you shouldn't do business with family. Especially when your dad is the Godfather.


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