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According to documents obtained by TMZ, Yasminah claims the similarities are “obvious to the ear,” containing the same “hook, same key,” and a “similar tempo.” What’s more, both songs feature “prominent claps on beats 2 and 4.”
Apparently two of Yasminah’s producers have already threatened lawsuits over the issue, but they never made it to court — the suit was settled privately. As the track’s co-writer, Yasminah claims she didn’t get a cut out of the settlement.
Take a listen to both tracks below and let us know whether you agree with Yasminah’s claims in the comments.
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