Team Britney or Team Bellamy Brothers??
Britney Spears' songwriter is firing back at the Bellamy Brothers' claim that her hit song Hold It Against Me is a rip-off of their 1979 song If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me?
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald is countersuing the duo alleging that they launched a "smear campaign" against Britney, claiming that it was "a publicity stunt aimed to increase their record sales … and to combat their dwindling relevance."
He's suing for defamation damages as well as a court order that states that Britney's song has nothing to do with the Bellamy Brothers.
Besides the one lyric, the two songs sound nothing alike. And like we've said before, the line "if I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me" was a double entendre said by Groucho Marx so really, who's copying who??
What do U think?? Is Hold It Against Me a rip-off or just a coincidence??
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Check out the video (above) of The Bellamy Brothers performing their song If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me.
The Bellamys are claiming that Britney Spears ripped off their song with her new hit single Hold It Against Me.
Here's what David Bellamy had to say about it:
"Howard and I have no personal beef with Britney. She's a talented gal. But professionally, well, in all honesty, we feel completely ripped off. Where's the originality?"
At this time, they do not plan to pursue legal action against Brit Brit, but they've made it clear that they're unhappy.
If we're accusing people of being unoriginal, then maybe we should point out that the line "if I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me" was a double entendre said by Groucho Marx before The Bellamy Brothers released their song.
Do U think Hold It Against Me rips off The Bellamy Brothers and/or Groucho Marx?
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