Well, looks like this has become a week for the lawyers. First, Taylor Swift was reportedly in the process of being sued for stealing lyrics. Now, Entertainment Weekly reports that Demi Lovato is being accused of allegedly sampling a song for one of her “Confident” tracks.
The song in question is “Stars,” and alternative rock duo Sleigh Bells appears to have posted accusations on Twitter that Demi used elements of the duo’s songs “Infinity Guitars” and “Riot Rhythm” without its permission.Demi has yet to comment on the accusations, but her producers have already responded. In a follow-up statement to Entertainment Weekly, producers Carl Falk and Rami, who also helped pen the track, denied sampling the songs. “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,” the producers say.
We have clips of all the songs in question below.
Do you hear any similarities in the songs?
(Photo credits: Sleigh Bells Twitter account and Demi Lovato Instagram account)