What a horrible person.
At the time, the religious leader had written on Twitter:
[Image via Glynn County Detention Center.]
This is becoming a NASTY habit in the industry!
So what did the accused repeat plagiarizer have to say for himself??
It was an HONEST mistake.
"Arty is a dope producer, so I wrote this song to 'Rebound' this last year. I got in touch with Arty and showed it (to) him, did a different version to it cause I asked him to make it newer ’cause I don't just wanna take your song and rap over it. But in a year's time, time's gone by, (and) we preferred writing over and using the (original) 'Rebound.' Something happened (with) the clearance. Hopefully, we resolved the issue. I'm a fan of Arty. I think he's great and the world needs to know about how talented those guys are. It's sad that's turned into a fiasco."
As much as we'd like to believe him, why would Arty have been so upset if he KNEW will.i.am was using the song?!
We all make mistakes, but we're betting this most recent error will hurt #thatPOWER will.i.am has worked years for!