General Larry Platt is an American General, Civil Rights Activist and rapper. He marched with Martin Luther King in the March on Washington. He also served as a General during the Vietnam War. He famously rose to fame on American Idol as a rapper with his performance of his song Pants On the Ground. The song is about pulling your pants up and how people look like fools with their pants on the ground. It is also about wearing belts. After his performance on American Idol Randy Jackson promised to buy some belts. His song became so famous he appeared on The View on Martin Luther King day to perform the song in its entirty. Platt has since been offered a record deal.