Did Rihanna & Kanye West Steal a Song Hook for her New Hit?

April 4, 2015 3:16 AM

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Did Rihanna & Kanye West Steal a Song Hook for her New Hit?

The new Rihanna song (co-produced by Kanye West) “Bitch Better Have My Money” is a hit, but is an original? That’s the question being asked since its release this week. Does it have merit, or is it that since the Pharrell & Robin Thicke song “Blurred Lines” was shown to have used something from the Marvin Gaye classic, “Got to Give It Up,” now everyone is going to be jumping on this copyright bandwagon?

Granted, there was merit to copyright claim in that case (see: Pharrell & Robin Thicke Owe $7.3 Million For “Blurred Lines”). Nevertheless, when I saw Entertainment Weekly questioning if the song by the multi-grammy-winning artist Rihanna had been plagiarized, I scoffed…. Then I listened to the s...

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