Musical war is coming
will.i.am and Chris Brown have gotten themselves into a lot of trouble. Apparently the duo who have just released a new track called ‘Let’s Go’ have committed copyright infringement.
The new track comes from will.i.am’s latest album #willpower and features controversial singer Chris Brown, who is no stranger to the law.
Apparently artists Arty and Mat Zo have heard the track and believe that there are too many similarities between Let’s Go and their song Rebound.
Borrowing from other songs is common practice in the music industry and is legal as long as it is cleared first with the original artist. However, Arty has taken to Twitter to declare that will.i.am and his label never asked permission to use beats from their song.
He wrote “they never cleared the rights through Anjunabeats, who’s only one label, who ownes the rights for Rebound.” (sic)
Fans of Arty and Mat Zo are furious about the copyright infringement and have begun to attack will.i.am and Chris Brown on Twitter.
Zo has tried to stop fans from doing this and released a statement on the social media network explaining “I really and truly appreciate all the support you are giving me and Arty in response to will.i.am’s copyright infringement,” he then added “however, this doesn’t excuse the horrific abuse you’re sending the way of will.i.am and Chris Brown, and it especially doesn’t excuse being racist.”
Zo also posted a longer version of the statement on Dancing Astronaut that read “Arty and I are not bitter about this, more surprised. We knew will.i.am was interested in this track, but declined working with him at the time.”
Zo then deleted his Twitter account to prevent an “outbreak [of] verbal diarrhoea”.
Chris Brown has declared himself out on this one, trying to avoid the problem. He tweeted “Someone asked for a feature on a record and I did it.” The post was later deleted.
Will.i.am And Chris Brown Hit With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit For ‘Let’s Go’ – Entertainmentwise