T-Pain Accused Of Plagiarizing Hit Bollywood Song In New Single
A Bollywood director and composer aren't pleased.
December 19, 2018 at 10:36 pm
Not long after a judge ruled Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have to pay for plagiarizing "Blurred Lines," rapper T-Pain is now facing plagiarism allegations of his own.
The artist behind hits like “Buy You a Drink” and “Can't Believe It” was hit with the allegations after releasing a song titled “That’s Yo Money.”
As the Hindustan Times reports, controversy arose when Bollywood film director Mohit Suri and composer Mithoon took to Twitter to accuse T-Pain of stealing from the song "Tum Hi Ho," which Mithoon created as part of the soundtrack for Suri's 2013 Bollywood film Aashiqui 2.
"Don't know why, but this seems familiar," Suri wrote on Twitter. "It's a melody from [Mithoon's] song, buddy.
Mithoon then called out T-Pain on Twitter:
"Sir, the melody that you have used in your new song is my original work for a previously released Hindi film," Mithoon wrote. "The label is looking into this."
Following the allegations, T-Pain removed the track from his Twitter page and from YouTube. He tweeted he didn't produce the song and he felt the misunderstanding should be an "easy thing to work out."
Woke up to getting dragged by brown twitter. Sooooo yea. I definitely didn’t produce this song. Had no idea that was a sample and have never heard the music before I got the beat from the producer. Easy thing to work out. The labels will be in contact. Thanx— T-Pain (@TPAIN) December 15, 2018
Reactions on Twitter varied, with users supporting both artists:
Either @TPAIN is in love or he smoked some very good stuff.😂 nice try though. 😉— Vijay Sing Choudhary (@vijaysingh_08) December 19, 2018
Listen! T-Pain’s #thatsyomoney copied from #Aashiqui2 song #TumHiHo one of the greatest hits of Bollywood Love songs. @mohit11481 @Mithoon11 https://t.co/6uo2BRDZQ2
Brown Twitter !! Sir is that what your response is .?? is this a apology or foolish ignorance .if you hadn’t been so stuck up in your world and realised that this song has crossed over a billion streaming’s .maybe you would understand #Shameless @Mithoon11 @itsBhushanKumar— Mohit Suri (@mohit11481) December 16, 2018
Sir, it’s not his fault. He bought the beat from a producer who created it. He didn’t have the knowledge and thought it was a great instrumental. Only found out once a good population of us Desis noticed it— Justin Mathew (@just_mathew) December 18, 2018
Bruhhhh tell me T-Pain didn’t sample “Tum Hi Ho” for this beat https://t.co/NO4RuUTURv— Awais Charaniya (@Awais_Charaniya) December 14, 2018
With extra bass into @mohit11481 tum hi ho song from Bollywood it's not appreciated bruv! I am a fan but doing these kinda stunts will make u fall of the ladder 🤗— Abhishek Dutta (@AbhishkDutta) December 19, 2018
Although the song has been removed from YouTube, a clip of it remains on Instagram. You can compare it with "Tum Hi Ho" yourself below:
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