Kanye, Chris Brown, Diddy And Kim Kardashian (?) Support File-Sharing - Record Song [VIDEO]
Their Record Company Crushes MegaUpload Mega Song
If you've ever felt a pang of guilt for illegally downloading one of your favorite artist's songs from a torrent site, you can now breathe a sigh of relief. While we once thought that musicians condemned any kind of file sharing, it now turns out that -- contrary to their record companies' opinion -- singers love it, and have made a video to prove just that.
On Saturday, the Megaupload Mega Song video, starring Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Diddy, Chris Brown, and, random, boxer Floyd Mayweather, was uploaded by the rogue file-sharing site Megaupload.com. #Megaupload was trending on Saturday afternoon when the song began to go viral, but not everybody was able to view it because UMG took it down. It has since been deleted from YouTube, too.
Megaupload has been under the attack of Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) for facilitating online piracy. Site founder Kim Dotcom told TorrentFreak he had commissioned the Megaupload Song featuring huge recording artists from producer Printz Board.
“Those UMG criminals. They are sending illegitimate takedown notices for content they don’t own,” he told Torrentfreak. “Dirty tricks in an effort to stop our massively successful viral campaign.”
You have to admit, it's a little embarrassing for UMG -- who own labels to which Diddy, Will.i.am and Kanye are all signed -- to have their own artists backing something they truly detest. "It's ridiculous how UMG is abusing their intervention powers in YouTube's system to stop our legitimate campaign. They are willfully sabotaging this viral campaign. They own no rights to this content," Dotcom said.
We couldn't agree more, which is why, after much surfing, we've tracked down the video for you to watch below. Watch, enjoy, and share.