Justin Bieber was sued by an indie artist for allegedly stealing a vocal rift he used in his hit song “Sorry.”
The 22-year-old singer was sued by Casey Daniel, also known for White Hinterland, who claimed that Justin Bieber and the producers of the song stealed vocal rift from her song “Ring the Bell.” The said song was reportedly included in her album “Baby.”
According to a report from E! Online, Casey Dienel said that Justin Bieber, Skrillex, and Vivendi’s Universal Music Group also used synthesizers, samples, synth bass, drums and percussion similar to her track.
Noting that Sorry has been a hit to almost 1.42 billion YouTube viewers, the song has “specific and unique characteristics of the female vocal riff” from “Ring the Bell.”
She also claimed that she has already reached out this issue to Justin Bieber but she was ignored by his party.
The lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Nashville, is also asking Justin Bieber for damage claims as well as profit from Sorry, NBC 24 said.
As of press time, Justin Bieber’s party has not yet released their statement regarding the issue.
Justin Bieber has received an array of recognition not only for his hit song Sorry but to his whole Purpose album.
However, the hit maker has recently lambasted award-giving bodies, despite being given the Top Male Artist and Top Social Media Artist by the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.
“I don’t know about these award shows.. No disrespect to anybody at any of the shows or the people running it. Nothing but love for you guys and your support. But I don’t feel good when I’m there nor after,” he said.
Justin Bieber added, “I try to think of it as a celebration but can’t help feeling like people are rating and grading my performance. A lot of people in the audience there to be seem worried about how much camera time they will get or who they can network with.”
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