george clinton on tavis

*George Clinton was a guest on “Tavis Smiley” Wednesday night to plug his new book, “Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?: A Memoir.”

Among the topics addressed was the legal battles surrounding the rights to his music, a fight that has given him a sense of purpose.

“I’m 73 years old, I wouldn’t have nothing else to do anyway,” he said. “I got rid of my habits, so hey, really got nothing to do…I got a lawyer habit now.”

Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You A Memoir

“At 73, you ain’t got much to do but go fishing and get fat for real,” he told Smiley later. “You know, but I’m still on the road, I have fun on being the road, but this gave me something I could be passionate about.”

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Clinton is also dropping a new CD, “First You Got 2 Shake the Gate.”