Cardi B Denies Plagiarism Allegations Regarding Her New “Up” Song! Cardi B’s celebratory moment was briefly cut short after she was accused of ripping off two New Jersey artists. Shortly after the release of her latest single “Up,” on Friday (February 5), Mir Pesos and Mir Fontane took to social media, demanding payment for allegedly inspiring the rapper’s new song.
“We want my money,” wrote Pesos. Fontane also took to tweeter sharing a post of both videos for viewers to compare.
In the duo’s single “Stuck,” the artists repeatedly rap the words “up then it’s stuck.” Similary, in Cardi’s new single, she raps, “If it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s stuck.”
A virtual battle then ensued regarding which record came first.
YouTube shows the visual for “Stuck” dropped on Sept. 15 — a month after Cardi teased fans with a preview of her song. A member of the rapper’s Bardi gang shared a a video of her singing the lyrics on Aug. 7, moments before she and Megan Thee Stallion premiered their “WAP” video.
Cardi B retweeted the post reassuring her fans that she has no problems giving money or credit to an artist she’s drawn inspiration from.
“Naaa im the type of person that avoids problems & court days,” she tweeted. “If i get inspired by a song, I wouldn’t mind giving a percentage or couple of thousand, but I never Hurd if this man. I’m glad while I was recording this song in August, I was playing wit the hook on this live.”
Mir Fontane went further to claim that he and Mir Pesos previewed “Stuck” before Cardi’s Instagram Live session with Meg, and the Invasion of Privacy star shared a tweet that read, “But niggas been saying it’s up and it’s stuck before any song came out….”
She then left the exchange, bringing attention back to her new single “UP” and its accompanying video. “Fuck the drama. RUN THE NUMBERS UP !!!” she tweeted.
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