Tripti Joshi (Editor)

Larry Platt

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Nationality  American
Name  Larry Platt

Role  Activist
Home town  Atlanta

Born  August 27, 1947 (age 68) (1947-08-27)
Occupation  "Civil rights activist"
Known for  Performance of viral video Pants on the Ground
Website (website expired 1/16/2011)
Similar People  William Hung, Steve Porter, Kara DioGuardi, Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox

The truth about pants on the ground larry platt exposed

"General" Larry Platt (born August 27, 1947) is an American civil and political rights activist and rapper who gained fame with his performance of "Pants on the Ground" on the ninth season of American Idol. His hit release song "Pants on the Ground" was released on iTunes and received over 150,000 hits. As of March 2016, the video has received over 10 million views on YouTube.


Larry Platt GenLarryPlatt2jpg

American idol 2010 auditions a crazy moment with pants on the ground general larry platt hq


Larry Platt Pants on the Ground39 song breaks Mary J Blige39s tough

Platt earned his nickname during the American Civil Rights Movement in which he was an active participant. Rev. Hosea Williams coined the nickname on behalf of his heroic efforts in support of the movement.

American Idol


During auditions for the ninth season of American Idol in Atlanta, Platt appeared and performed his own original song, "Pants on the Ground". Platt, who at the time was 62, was ineligible to continue due to being over the show's age limit of 28. However, his audition has since become a viral hit, with almost 10 million views on YouTube. He was invited to perform the song during the season finale.

Larry Platt mediaphillycomimagesLarryPlattjpg

On the series finale in 2016, Platt again returned to perform a few lines of "Pants on the Ground" as part of the show's pop medley.

Larry Platt GeneralLarryPlattjpg

Larry Platt Larry Platt being Sued for Pants on the Ground Reality


Larry Platt Wikipedia