Will.i.am & Chris Brown Land In Hot Water Over Copyright Breach Claim

Tough break for highly grounded, humble and likable recording artists Will.i.am and Chris Brown: Their collaboration “Let’s Go,” taken from Will’s upcoming album #willpower (hashtag willpower), bears a striking similarity to a track called “Rebound,” from the house producers Mat Zo and Arty. A cursory listen to the two songs reveals that, well, yes, they do sound very similar, which probably isn’t a good thing for Will’s cause.

As Arty tweeted:

(Forgive him — he’s Russian.)

Meanwhile, sending tweets location-stamped from his home in Tartarus, Chris Brown offered the time-honored “Who?” defense, layered it with a slick patina of “U mad?” and threw in an “It wasn’t me!” for good measure: “I don’t even know who mat zo Or arty is? I ain’t got shit to do wit if ur mad or not. Someone asked for a feature on a record and I did it,” he tweeted, later deleting it. (There’s receipts over at The Huffington Post.)

But don’t worry — the haters aren’t getting Breezy down.

Will.i.am has yet to issue a statement regarding the matter — but really, listening to the two songs back-to-back speaks for itself.

[via The Huffington Post]