Mariah Carey’s “Thirsty” Hook Was Lifted From Purple Crush? The Pop Duo Certainly Thinks So

Mariah Carey’s “Thirsty” Hook Was Lifted From Purple Crush? The Pop Duo Certainly Thinks So

Mariah Carey‘s Elusive Chanteuse campaign finally hit its stride when endlessly quotable club-banger “Thirsty” dropped earlier this week. It’s just what the world wants from Mimi — a flawless vocal, slick production (courtesy of Hit-Boy) and an insanely catchy hook. Only, Los Angeles-based duo Purple Crush claim the diva stole the latter from their similarly-titled 2013 single.

The synth-poppers, who memorably sued Lady Gaga’s former manager/producer Rob Fusari for allegedly using their work on Born This Way, spotted the similarities between their “Thirsty” and Mariah’s, and posted a side-by-side comparison on their Instagram. The hook is the same but, then again, it’s only two words — so it could just be a coincidence? See Purple Crush’s Insta-update after the jump and decide for yourself.

Purple Crush’s “Thirsty” video from 2013:

Was the band ripped off or this just a coincidence? Give your verdict in the comments below.

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