ICP Sued For Poem

An Ohio man says Insane Clown Posse and member Joseph Bruce (aka Violent J) used a poem he wrote without his consent.

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Joseph Bruce aka Violent J, left, and Joseph Utsler aka Shaggy 2 Dope, after a news conference in Detroit.

Stanley Gebhardt filed the copyright infringement suit in federal court in Detroit March 28. It seeks monetary damages and asks a a judge to force Bruce and the group to stop using Gebhardt’s “But You Didn’t,” which the suit says was copyrighted in 1993.

Gebhardt’s attorney said his client learned in 2015 about a video of Bruce reciting the poem on a YouTube video, calling it “Violent J’s Poem.”