Bitch Better Hand Over Some Money: Rihanna Accused Of Plagiarism

Mike Wass | April 3, 2015 1:07 pm
Pop Perspective: "Bitch Better Have My Money"
All four Idolator editors review Rihanna's new single "Bitch Better Have My Money".

Uh oh. Bitch might need to hand over some money! Rihanna has been accused of stealing “Bitch Better Have My Money” from rising diva Just Brittany. The newcomer posted a track on SoundCloud last year called “Betta Have My Money” and it sounds a hell of a lot like RiRi’s iTunes-conquering anthem. The hooks are virtually identical and the lyrics even overlap at times.

Given that Robin Thicke and Pharrell were forced to hand over $7.4 million for tapping into the “general vibe” of Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up” on 2013 smash “Blurred Lines,” Just Brittany can expect a massive pay day. That is, if something hasn’t already been worked out under the table. Compare both money-grabbing anthems below.

Listen to Just Brittany’s 2014 single “Betta Have My Money”:

And compare it to Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money”:

What’s your verdict — a coincidence or theft? Let us know in the comments below.

[Via Billboard].

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