It wouldn’t be a Cardi B release without a little controversy, right?
A pair of New Jersey rappers, Mir Pesos and Mir Fontane, claim that Cardi’s new single “Up” is a blatant ripoff of their song “Stuck.”
via Page Six:
In response to the tweets about the similarities, Cardi, 28, posted an Instagram story of an old video of her singing the song and wrote: “From August 7th … I been working on this. Sorry lil boy never hurd [sic] of you.”
The song “Stuck” was released in September, but Mir Fontane claimed they’d previewed the track via YouTube on Aug. 6.
Reps for Cardi B did not comment. But Cardi B gave a curse-laden response on Instagram Live on Friday night, saying “I am the type of person, I don’t like going to court… If I jack something from somebody,” she’d pay them. But she later stated, “If you’re feeling a certain type of way, we can take it to court. I don’t give a f–k… Get the f–k out of here.”
She also pointed out that she’s not a producer — so if someone has issues with a beat, they can, “take it up with them.” When it comes to the “drama,” she said, it “doesn’t even bother me.”
It’s a popular phrase. It’s a repetitive hook. We wouldn’t exactly call it theft, would you? Listen to both songs below.