Found this article off of Access Hollywood: Is American Idol’s Pants on the Ground a rip-off?
According to the article, an elderly rap duo called the Green Brothers produced a similar song in 1996 entitled Back Pockets on the Floor, which can now be found on youtube (or by watching below). They are not upset with Larry Platt, but they just wanted to make sure people knew their song exists as well.
I’ll let you be the judge. Watch both below and comment away on which is your favorite.
Back Pockets on the Floor
Pants on the Ground