Jermaine Dupri Accuses Ciara Of Stealing Usher’s “You Got It Bad” Music For New Single “I Bet”
So So Def super-producer Jermaine Dupri has a bone to pick with fellow ATLien and songstress Ciara. JD claims Ciara swiped the music from Usher’s infamous “You Got It Bad” single, which he co-produced, for her new song “I Bet.”
via MTV News
In the wake of the “Blurred Lines” lawsuit and the $7.4 million payout, Jermaine Dupri told AP that he understands both sides of the song infringement ordeal.
On one hand, he says he’s been inspired by music from the past for his own work. On the other hand, JD said he wants to be credited for songs that have been influenced by his material. And he used Ciara’s “I Bet” as an example.
“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,” Dupri said. “It might not be as evident as the ‘Blurred Lines’ situation, but I believe the same thing happened to me.”
JD said Usher and Bryan-Michael Cox, who also worked on the song, noticed the similarities, as well. They’ll be reaching out to Ciara about the matter soon, according to the report. They hope to receive credit they feel is due.
Hmmmm. Ciara seemingly weighed in on JD’s comments shortly after news of the interview began making it’s rounds. Hit the flip for her comment, along with a listen at both songs to see if you think they sound similar.
Ciara has yet to officially respond to JD’s claims, however, she did take to her twitter account with this message that seemed to speak right to the situation shortly after his comments went public:
What do you think, Bossip fam? Does Ciara’s “I Bet”…..
…sound a lil too much like Usher’s “You Got It Bad?”