Mama-say mama-sah ma-ma-coo-sah
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
"Mama-say mama-sah ma-ma-coo-sah" is the chanted vocal refrain of 1972 single "Soul Makossa" by Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango, which was also used in Michael Jackson's 1983 "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" (albeit in a different key and time signature) during the song's final bridge. Dibango's lawyers obtained compensation in an out-of-court settlement claiming Jackson had stolen the chorus from Dibango.
The chant was also used in Eminem, in "Doe Rae Me"; Back To Basics, in "Mamakossa"; the Bloodhound Gang, in "Mama Say"; Rihanna, in "Don't Stop the Music"; Chico Science, in "Samba Makossa"; and El Chojin, in "Algo más que música" ("Something More than Music").