Demi Lovato has been accused by the popular Brooklyn band Sleigh Bells of sampling two of their songs without permission. She now joins Taylor Swift, Robin Thicke, and Pharrell Williams in the cool club of musical artists with recent legal troubles regarding plagiarism. Everyone's doing it! You should too. Grab a lawyer and get yourself sued!
Sleigh Bells tweeted at Lovato, "Demi Lovato flattered you guys sampled Infinity Guitars & Riot Rhythm for 'Stars' but we were not contacted. Gotta clear those."
The part in question is beat that goes boom boom boom boom boom boom boo— Or sorry, did you want to listen for yourself?
Here's the Sleigh Bells song "Infinity Guitar":
And here's "Stars" from Demi Lovato's new album. At issue is the clapping rhythm section in the background:
Did you notice that they both went boom boom clap clap boom boom clap clap?
Lovato's production team gave a statement to Entertainment Weekly in which they denied everything from all possible angles:
We did not use any samples in Demi Lovato’s song ‘Stars.’ Demi was also not involved with the production. She only wrote top line.
See? Nothing happened, because it couldn't have happened, considering that also no things ever happened, and if they did happen Demi wasn't involved anyway. So there.