The feud between Rapper/Producers Pharrell and Will.i.am just got even uglier!!!
Pharrell is suing the Black Eyed Peas rapper in what’s becoming a pretty nasty trademark war, which now involves Dr. Seuss!!!
Pharrell, who’s featured on TWO mega-hits right now (“Get Lucky” & “Blurred Lines”) — recently launched a YouTube channel called I Am Other, and he’s infuriated by Will.i.am trying to block him from using the name.
Why? According to Pharrell, Will has already sent him a cease and desist letter informing Skateboard P that he owns the rights to all things with an “I Am” element, and warned Pharrell to back down or else.
Pharrell didn’t run scared…. he just ran to court and SUED Will in an effort to stop Will from stopping him!!!
In the suit, filed in federal court in NY and obtained by TMZ, Pharrell argues that they are each using “I Am” in completely different ways.
Pharrell says Will is using the “I Am” is a Dr. Seuss way as a playfull riff on his own name. To make his point clear he quotes from the classic book Green Eggs and Ham:
“Sam I am
I am Sam
I am Sam
Sam I am”
Pharrell continues in his suit, “In contrast, the I Am Other mark means ‘I am something else,’ leaving what that ‘else’ is to the imagination of the consumer. It certainly does not mean ‘I am Will.'”
Pharrell is asking a judge for written permission to continue using the “I Am Other” mark.
DAMN!!!!! This is about to get uglyyyyyy!!!