Famous artists who have been accused of plagiarism

Madonna accuses rapper Tory Lanez of sampling her music without permission

Stars Insider

29/12/21 | StarsInsider

MUSIC Copyright

Copyright infringement in the music industry can be tricky. While some songs accidentally sound like others, many hit tracks we know have actually used samples or riffs from older records without attributing proper credit, which can get artists in legal trouble. Is imitation truly the sincerest form of flattery? Many musicians don't seem to think so... 

Madonna has publicly called out rapper Tory Lanez for illegally sampling her music on his album 'Alone at Prom.' She claims that he used her song 'Into The Groove' on the track 'Pluto’s Last Comet' without permission. This came to light when Madonna commented on an Instagram post where he was promoting the album. She wrote "Read your messages [for] illegal usage of my song get into the groove!", suggesting that he had already been contacted about it and hadn't responded. Lanez is already in legal trouble after allegedly shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the foot in 2020. 

Click through this gallery to see more and find out which other famous artists have been accused of plagiarism.


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