Britney Spears accused of plagiarizing 'Hold It Against Me' - what do you think?
Britney Spears is facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit after being accused of plagiarizing the lyrics of her new single "Hold It Against Me" by the Bellamy Brothers, who wrote the 1979 song, "If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me."
David and Howard Bellamy are meeting with lawyers and said in a recent interview that they plan on suing the 29-year-old singer if their lawyers think they have a case.
"Howard and I have no personal beef with Britney," David Bellamy told The Daily Star. "She's a talented gal. But professionally we feel completely ripped off. We will without doubt take the appropriate legal action if our attorneys agree we've been ripped off."
The Bellamy Brother's song topped charts in six countries in 1979 and the American singers took their double entendre from a Groucho Marx pick-up line that the comedian used on an attractive female guest in his quiz show, "You Bet Your Life." A representative for Spears said that they will have "nothing to say" about the lawsuit until their lawyers receive notice of the lawsuit.
Spears premiered her music video for "Hold It Against Me" on February 17. The song is the first single off of Spears' upcoming album "Femme Fatale," which comes out on March 29.
The single debuted at no. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart and sold 411,000 digital singles in one week after being released exclusively on iTunes, breaking a record previously held by Taylor Swift.
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