Rihanna Accused Stealing - Rihanna's recently released single, "B*tch Better Have My Money," is allegedly stolen from another R&B songstress called Just Brittany. Houston-based R&B performer Just Brittany's song last year, "Betta Have My Money," has been pointed out as shockingly similar to Rih Rih's new song by a number of observers and outlets.
Rihanna's newly-released single, "B*tch Better Have My Money," received lukewarm reviews last week, and to counter reviews, the 27-year-old has made a presence of it everywhere in recent days, according to The Source.
At last weekend's iHeartRadio Music Awards, she made a high-energy live performance where she waltzed out of a helicopter, channelling Lil' Kim, complete with neon green fur. Rihanna also sang the song in Jimmy Kimmel's bedroom in the middle of the night as an April Fools' Day prank.
However, with Rihanna accused stealing, the "FourFiveSeconds" singer has a bigger problem than tough critics on her hand. According to many, her new song"B*tch Better Have My Money" bears a shocking resemblance to "Betta Have My Money," a song by R&B singer/songwriter Just Brittany.
Apparently, it has been 9 months since Just Brittany released her single.
One may think it may be too harsh to have Rihanna accused of stealing just with the similar titles, but the similarities doesn't end there. The songs' choruses are reportedly dangerously alike as well.
Considering the increased scrutiny on issues like Rihanna accused of stealing in light of the recent "Blurred Lines" legal battle, the debate whether Rihanna stole her song from Just Brittany's material could just be beginning.
Meanwhile, as Rihanna is accused of stealing, neither singer has yet to respond to the whole controversy, according to Gossip Cop. There is also no word yet whether or not Just Brittany will be taking legal action against Rih Rih. However, on her fan page's Twitter account, an accusation against Rihanna has been deleted.
Listen to both Rihanna's "B*tch Better Have My Money" and Just Brittany's "Betta Have My Money" below.