“Riot” Proves There’s Much More To Bibi Bourelly Than Penning Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money”

Bibi Bourelly Addresses Plagiarism Claims
Bibi addresses claims that Rihanna's "Bitch Better Have My Money" is a rip off.

Bibi Bourelly makes the leap from hit songwriter to buzz artist with new single “Riot.” Until now, the 20-year-old is probably best-known for co-writing Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money.” (She also penned the R8 diva’s unreleased anthem “Higher”). That single came under fire for similarities with another artist’s work — read Bibi’s response to plagiarism claims here — but the ensuing controversy has only raised her profile.

“If I leave, I’m not leaving in silence,” Bibi sings defiantly on debut single. “You won’t see me crying, you gon’ see the fire in my eyes.” That leads us to the chorus: “If I go, Imma start a riot.” It’s an auspicious start for the Berlin-raised diva. Her voice is seductively gravelly and the song packs a powerful emotional punch. In short, it’s a lot better than the track she wrote for Rihanna and hints at great things to come.

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