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Is Shakira and Bizarrap’s New Song Plagiarism?

Cantante venezolana Briella acusa a Shakira y Bizarrap de plagio, EFE

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Shakira and Bizarrap’s new track, Shakira II BZRP Music Sessions #53, within hours of its release, has already caused a real revolution. A song full of messages, clearly addressed to two people: her ex, Gerard Piqué, and his new partner, Clara Chía. However, not only the lyrics caught the attention of the singer’s followers and the Argentine producer, but also the music, of which some have noticed a detail: it resembles the single “Solo tú” by Venezuelan singer Briella.

The Venezuelan, known in networks as BriellaMusic, has already accused the two artists of having plagiarized one of her creations: “Solo tú”, which was published last June and accumulated one million reproductions. The young woman spoke out via Twitter, asking her followers if they found any similarities between her song and the track released by Shakira and the Argentine producer.

“I’m in shock, I’m shaking, I don’t know what to do,” she declared half an hour after the premiere of Shakira’s single, which already has more than 25 million views.

“I have a collapsed message tray. The song is too similar, it’s not my own mind. I love Shakira, I idolize her, I’ve been a lifelong fan and it’s even an honor that she plagiarizes me… but I don’t know what to do, it’s too similar.”

The singer assures that she does not speak “with the intention of discrediting” both artists, as she admires them and is a fan of them, but she also wants to defend her work. “I work every day to be an artist, to be a composer and to be a singer. She was and is a huge inspiration. Really, if my song was used as a sample or as inspiration in any way, I would like to at least get credit. It’s worth too much to me. If they had asked me ‘look, we want a little part of your song for Shakira’ I would have said sure”.

In a last video, the Venezuelan confessed to feeling “a little nervous” because of all the commotion generated. She also clarified that she is not a friend of controversy and much less of the harassment in networks to which she has been subjected since the song came out this Wednesday. “I have also received very ugly messages. I don’t want them to think that I’m doing this with bad intentions. For me it would be an honor to have credits on this song,” she confessed.