View Full Version : Bellamy Brothers set to sue Britney Spears

02-22-2011, 02:42 PM
From FoxNews.com:

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Britney Spears may need to enlist more than just a high-kicking kung fu body double to help her fight her latest set of legal battles.

The pop tart may soon be served with a multi-million dollar lawsuit alleging that she and four credited songwriters “ripped off” country music duo the Bellamy Brothers’ 1979 hit, “If I Said You Had A Beautiul Body, Would You Hold It Against Me?” with her latest song, “Hold It Against Me.”

"It becomes somewhat uncanny if you simply double the beat of the Bellamy Brothers’ song and match it up with Britney's version,” the Bellamy Brothers’ attorney Christopher E. Schmidt said in a statement. “Literally thousands of fans for both artists have also taken notice.”

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The Bellamy Brothers’ attorney also noted that this isn’t the first time Spears’ co-producer on “Hold It Against Me” has been accused of plagiarism. “Dr. Luke was sued in 2007 for copyright infringement along with Avril Lavigne and her record label for ‘lifting’ portions of Avril's hit song ‘Girlfriend.’ The suit subsequently settled in 2008.”

Schmidt also noted similar accusations of plagiarism against Dr. Luke on songs he produced for Katy Perry and Daughtery.

Meanwhile, David Bellamy told the U.K.’s Daily Star: “Howard (Bellamy) and I have no personal beef with Britney. 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.”

“From here, it is just a matter of trying to work things out amicably with everyone involved,” Schmidt concluded in his statement.

Britney’s rep was unavailable for comment on this story, but told the Daily Star, “If this is now a legal matter then I am afraid we would have nothing to say until our lawyers have been alerted.”

02-22-2011, 06:14 PM
Good, the song is stupid anyways.

02-22-2011, 06:37 PM
i kind of expected this to happen the first time i heard her song. bellamy bros should win.

County Mike
02-22-2011, 06:56 PM
She can hold hers against me.

02-23-2011, 01:18 PM
She is the definition of bad taste.