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Darren Percival Wants To Keep His Image Clean. Why?

Darren Percival’s “people” appear to be a slight legal tussle over some vocals he sang on a single called Slap and Tickle before becoming runner-up on The Voice. Apparently his management don’t think a bit of sauciness will do his image any good.

Clearly they need to get a grip as his voting demographic are the same that have put lurid Fifty Shades of Gray on the top of the bestseller book lists for months!

The Brisbane Time reports:

Percival’s management appears to be readying for a courtroom stoush to prevent their client’s name being associated with a tongue-in-cheek hip-hop song he worked on a day or two before his audition on the show, in which he finished runner-up.

Hobby musician David Lipworth claims he paid Percival $400 to sing the chorus and ad libs on the track, Slap & Tickle, recorded in February.

”Then I got an email [on Thursday] morning saying that if I didn’t cease and desist from naming Darren they reserved the right to bring legal action against me without further notice.

‘I thought, ‘What the hell?’ Now that he’s cultivating this ‘Mr good-guy, family-man’ image, he’s threatening to bring legal action against me.”

Neither Percival’s management nor Channel Nine returned calls. Lipworth said he understood that for the 40-year-old Percival to sing about ”slapping a little more meat in your bun” was hardly a good idea. He said the song was ”dripping with sexual innuendo”.

Seems the only thing this heavy handed tactic is going to do is draw attention to Darren’s fans that the single is out there, if his management had left it alone no one would have known the single existed.

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1 comment

1 brain dead dave { 06.25.12 at 12:40 pm }

I guess if you want to keep your image clean, you wouldn’t sing a song you wrote about being a pi$$head at Finale,either.

Everyone has their price and Darren’s was $400- pretty low..