Kim Dotcom releases 'The John Banks Song' aka 'Amnesia'

by Toby Manhire / 07 May, 2012
A rap and video lampooning MP John Banks has been made with the Black Eyed Peas' producer.

The film and music loving internet millionaire Kim Dotcom, currently under house arrest awaiting extradition proceedings, has opened a new flank in his dispute with Act MP John Banks, by releasing The John Banks Song on his YouTube channel.

"That politician got amnesia again," run the lyrics on the song, reportedly a collaboration with the Black Eyed Peas producer Printz Board. It includes a soup of samples of John Banks struggling to answer questions about donations.

Recorded at Neil Finn's studio, the track implies that the prime minister John Key is supporting Banks because he needs his vote of support in parliament (most imminently in the budget in May). It even includes a reference to the embattled Act MP's beloved transportation aphorism.

The rap overlay goes like this:

Nothing to fear

Nothing to hide

He's the majority

So he's all right.

He is John Banks

He got the vote

And that's why Key keeps him afloat

On his cabbage boat.

It's not the first time John Banks has been remixed. Remember this?

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