Ciara's new hit single "I Bet" continues going viral online:
But did CiCi blatantly copy Usher's popular tune from 2001, "U Got It Bad?"
According to renowned hip-hop producer Jermaine Dupri, THE R&B songstress totally "ripped-off" Usher's original song. It's cool that the "Body Party" beauty was inspired by Dupri's work with the "Yeah" superstar - but he still wants credit for when it's deserved!
"Ciara’s new single is a complete rip-off of Usher’s ‘U Got It Bad.’ I’m clear on what I made and I’m clear on how music influences people and I’m clear on chord changes and how people move things,” the So-So Def mogul recently told MTV News. “It might not be as evident as the ‘Blurred Lines’ situation, but I believe the same thing happened to me.”
Is Ciara now in trouble? Dupri insists that Usher and co-writer Bryan-Michael Cox also noticed the similarities, and they want recognition too. CiCi will likely be contacted about the official matter soon.
What do MstarsNews readers think? Wonder if this might influence (ex) baby daddy Future to pen another epic diss track!
The 29-year-old songstress later tweeted on Friday (March 13):
@ciara: "Never Let Unhappy People Steal Your Joy. It's Never Worth It."
interesting... is another "Blurred Lines" esque lawsuit currently in the works? Stay tuned!
Meanwhile, Ciara's ongoing feud with her "deceitful" ex-fiance continues... will they ever work things out for the sake of their young son?
As for Future, he can't stop smiling, either...
future: "All blessings due to da mos high."
future: "Knowledge is power that's why I'm not scared to learn something new everyday... motivate others to b great."