Brazilian artist Joao Brasil is claiming that Madonna’s new single contains similar elements to his song “L.O.V.E. Banana”. Below is the video for the latter. See what you think.
Joao Brasil — “L.O.V.E. Banana”
What a classic. According to MTV UK, Brasil himself isn’t looking to tangle with Madge, but his record company may be considering legal action.
Here’s what he is reported to have said to the Brazilian newspaper Folha da Sao Pauolo:
“I still don’t understand what happened. I’m a huge fan of hers. If it’s plagiarism, then even better. She is always at the cutting edge of music, so it’s a good sign about what I do. It’s in [the record label's] hands, they’re looking at how to proceed and what they can do. But personally I don’t want to do anything. The last thing I need in my life is a fight with Madonna.”
If you ask us, the only similarity here is the female chanting “L-O-V-E”, which slightly resembles Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.’s cheerleader-esque shouting of “L-U-V, MADONNA” on the “Give Me All Your Luvin’” chorus.
One person who is taking Madonna to task over the “Luvin’” dust-up is onetime Deee-Lite singer Lady Miss Kier. Below are her thoughts on the matter, as posted on her tumblr account:
“that is the exact same hook of the song ( which is the only rememberable part of both songs ) in the same key , same delivery. oops..she did it again. she’ll probably pay them approx 500,000$ in hush money to retain writers credit or probably already did. it’s what she’s always done. she’s McDonna being herself.”
Perhaps Miss Kier is still smarting over the similarities between Deee-Lite’s World Clique single “Power Of Love” and Madonna’s Immaculate Collection single “Rescue Me”, both of which were released around the same time in late 1990 and contained the lyrical refrain “I believe in the power of love”?
Deee-Lite — “Power Of Love”
Side note: Lady Miss Kier, we’d just like to state that we are ready for a Deee-Lite reunion anytime.