George Clinton allegedly gives up rights to funk classics to pay off debt

George Clinton attends the 27th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 14, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

George Clinton attends the 27th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 14, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Funk music legend George Clinton has been forced to sell the copyrights to some of his classic funk songs in order to pay off legal debts, according to TMZ.

Clinton has reportedly owed over $1 million to the law firm Hendricks & Lewis since back in 2010, but has allegedly paid back only $340,000.

Court documents suggest that Clinton has sold the rights to “Hardcore Jollies,” “The Electric Spanking of War Babies,” “Uncle Jam Wants You” and the classic “One Nation Under A Groove.”

Hendricks & Lewis can use the songs any way they like to recoup the money owed to them by Clinton. Once they are fully repaid, the rights to these songs are expected to return to Clinton.