Cardi B Denies Ripping Off Jersey Rappers with New Song ‘Up’ [Video]

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:

“They stealing,” Mir Pesos said in an Instagram post comparing the two songs. “We want my money,” he tweeted.

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.

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