Evel Knievel sues Kanye West over video

Jason Harbaugh

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That cost a million bucks to make? Can't help but agree with Knievel, it was a bunch of worthless crap.


Not sure if his lawsuit will prevail. Could it be a parody? Is his suit maybe trademarked?
 

Chris Lockwood

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> I was surprised to read that Knievel merchandise has grossed over $300 million over the years.

It would be interesting to see a graph of the sales over the years. I remember when there were action figures (dolls) & so on.
 

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"Can't help but agree with Knievel, it was a bunch of worthless crap."

Funny thing is, its prob one of the best rap videos Ive ever seen.

At least theyre not dancing around a pool smacking girls asses and counting their money like on most rap videos.

Its prob the first rap video I ever made it through to the end.
 

Micah Cohen

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Quick question: Is it "KANE" or "KANE-YEE" or "KEN-YEE"? Just so I know I'm saying it correctly.

MC
 

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I wonder how much of that ended up in his hands, the last I heard, the IRS was after him for a few million dollars in back taxes.
 

Chris Lockwood

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> Quick question: Is it "KANE" or "KANE-YEE" or "KEN-YEE"?

I've always heard it like KHAN-yay, as if cheering on Ricardo Montalban's classic Star Trek character.
 

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That surprised me as well. It's not for want of trying is it?

Surely this is a cut-and-dry case. West used Kenevel's image without asking permission.
 

Chris

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Yep:

Kahn-Yeah

as a pronunciation

Whether the video is good or not, or if it's utter crap.. It's hard for me to imagine Evil winning this lawsuit when it's obvious parody.
 

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Here's the video, it is a good one.

Maybe Evil should ride on the back of this, and release a DVD of his stunts? I'd buy it.
 

Paul Padilla

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Sorry to say that it looks to be all parody. If he'd thrown in actual footage it would be a different story. The thing is, most people into Kanye West weren't around for that ill fated attempt anyway, so there's not really any celebrity there to take advantage of. It's really more nostalgia than anything. If Kanye had been smart about it, he would asked Evil to do a cameo...give him some props.

Brings back some memories, though.
 

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