Will.i.am may have stolen every single song off his new album.
A Russian producer and DJ named Arty is accusing the Black Eyed Pea of stealing the tonal structure and hook of his 2011 song “Rebound” and using it in “Let’s Go,” which is featured on will.i.am’s new album #willpower.
When you run out of original ideas?
Will.i.am and his label Interscope have yet to comment, but in reaction to the plagiarism accusation, Chris Brown, who is featured on “Let’s Go,” Tweeted:
“I don’t even know who mat zo Or arty is I aint got s—t to do wit if ur mad or not. Someone asked for a feature on a record and I did it…. I don’t listen to that shit half the time anyway.”
Like this guy has any clue about anything.
If that’s not bad enough, there’s more.
According to ONTD, that’s not all he’s ripped off. The producer allegedly ripped off portions of #thatPOWER and Bang Bang as well.
Ripoff begins at the :30 mark:
Ripoff begins at the 2:24 mark:
Ripoff begins at the 1:01 mark:
Ripoff begins at the 2:15 mark:
Making his position known, QUINTINO wrote on Twitter, “To be clear .. @iamwill never asked me or sandro’s permission to release his rip off.”
No word yet on whether Will.i.am actually owns the rights to any of the songs from the album.
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