Justin Bieber Is Reportedly Being Sued For Plagiarizing “Sorry”

An indie artist named White Hinterland is suing Justin Bieber, Skrillex and fellow songwriters for a few precious seconds in the Canadian-singer’s pop hit, “Sorry,” according to TMZ.

The artist, whose real name is Casey Dienel, states that the “unique characteristics of the female vocal riff” in her 2014 song, “Ring The Bell,” is similar to what you hear on “Sorry.” She claims that while Bieber samples eight seconds of her track, it’s actually used a total of six times.

She also notes that the keyboard synthesizers, samples, synth bass, drums and percussion on “Sorry” sounds a lot like her song. You can listen to “Ring The Bell” by White Hinterland below via YouTube.

There’s no getting around that the beginning “oohs” of Justin Bieber‘s song, “Sorry,” is a copy of White Hinterland’s vocals. The rest of the song, however? Not so much.

According to TMZ, Dienel issued a warning to Bieber about the sample last year in December, but was unsuccessful in changing his mind. As a result, Dienel is demanding some serious cash from Bieber.

Bieber and his team have yet to publicly respond to Dienel’s lawsuit for now. Until we get an official response from Team Bieber, you’ll have to decide amongst yourselves whether or not the two songs sound the same.

[Story via]

Rob Kardashian Posts Before and After Weight Loss Picture & You Won’t Believe How Far He’s Come
Rob Kardashian Posts Before and After Weight Loss Picture & You Won’t Believe How Far He’s Come
  • 10614935101348454