10 Celebrities Accused Of Plagiarism
People want to make it big and what better way of doing so than copying a formula that has clearly worked in the past? Well, it turns out that plagiarism is illegal, and it can make you look like a untalented hack. Here is a list of some of our favorite celebs who have been accused of plagiarism and some even copped up to it!
10. Justin Bieber and Usher
Justin Bieber and Usher faced some hefty accusations of plagiarism for “Somebody to Love.” The song was written by Usher for Bieber, but Devin “the Dude” Copeland and Mareio Overton alleged that the song was a rip off of their tune by the same name. The original song was recorded in 2008. In 2014, the $10 million suit was dismissed, but was eventually overturned and the court battle resumed. Of course, Bieber skipped out on two dispositions in 2016 and was ordered to pay a fine of $11,500. Only time will tell if Devin Copeland will score his fortune.
Back in 2008, Coldplay scored a smash hit with the song “Viva la Vida,” but not everyone was particularly pleased with the song’s success. Guitarist Joe Satriani alleged that the song copied parts of his instrumental track, “If I Could Fly.” Coldplay maintained their innocence, but nonetheless settled with Satriani out of court.