will.i.am seems to have a problem with keeping his hands off of other people’s property. First, he is sued for allegedly ripping off his hit single “Scream & Shout” with Britney Spears. And now, one of his new songs featuring Chris Brown has come under fire.
will and Brown’s new track, “Let’s Go,” is being questioned because of how it sounds oddly similar to house producers Mat Zo and Arty‘s dance tune “Rebound.” It basically sounds like will lifted the song and added Brown’s vocals to it.
Arty has taken to Twitter to talk about the controversy. He said, “They never cleared rights through Anjunabeats, who’s only one label, who ownes the rights for “Rebound”.
They never cleared rights through Anjunabeats, who’s only one label, who owns the rights for “Rebound”.
— Arty (@arty_music) April 16, 2013
Brown, on the other hand, said on Twitter that he has never heard of Mat Zo or Arty before, according to a tweet captured by the Huffington Post. But, Brown has since deleted the message.
Listen to the songs below. Do you think they sound similar?
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