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Singer! Songwriter Ne-Yo! Accused Of Plagiarism

Caught red-handed?


Ne-Yo has been accused of stealing his album cover from a New York hip-hop artist for his upcoming R.E.D. album.

According to rapper Donny Goines, Ne-Yo appears to have stolen his cover idea from his own Exorcism Exodus artwork.

Taking to Twitter to vent his frustrations the rapper wrote: “Yooooooo @NeYoCompound Why are you ripping off my cover bro? That aint it. You got enough money, can’t your team create their own ideas?,”

After Ne-yo presumably ignored his tweet, the rapper then blasted the singer saying Neyo @NeYoCompound Fair Warning.Change your cover or I’m bombing you. R&B n!ggas can get it too.”

The artwork does look similar, however it would be hard to believe that Ne-yo would have stolen from a rapper most have never heard of. Donny may seem persistent in his quest to get admit foul play, however it seems more likely that the rapper may be trying to drum up publicity for his own benefit.

Finally admitting defeat, with no reply, Donny then asks to smooth things over, even posting his personal email address. “I bet you @NeYoCompound thinks I’m playing. [email protected] Contact me. Let’s talk like men. Maybe it’s a misunderstanding…If not, I’m gonna take it as plagiarism. Don’t worry, no lawsuits though @NeYoCompound I’m just going to embarrass you on a record is all.”

What do you think?

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6 Responses to “Singer! Songwriter Ne-Yo! Accused Of Plagiarism”

  1. Blocko
    October 22, 2012 at 7:44 AM #

    This is complete BS. Unknown rappers trying to catch their 15 minutes of fame.


  2. CelebNMusic247
    October 22, 2012 at 2:26 PM #

    Wow so crazy 8

  3. Wiliam Thompson
    October 22, 2012 at 10:41 PM #

    With all the dictionaries, thesaurus’s its still hard to write our own stuff.. Oh well.. It can’t be that hard. LOL

  4. Wiliam Thompson
    October 22, 2012 at 10:47 PM #

    and I did not even know plagiarism was spelled that way. (4)

  5. SKILLA Fashion
    October 25, 2012 at 3:24 AM #

    If they knew each maybe then but not really believable. (5)

  6. mrdavey D
    October 25, 2012 at 8:45 PM #

    cmon fam.. who ever heard this rapper? sounds like a publicity stunt.. Im not buying it (9)