Will.I.Am Admits To Copyright Infringement On Chris Brown Featuring Track
Will.i.am is in a spot of bother with the copy-write police after failing to get clearance on a song featuring on his new album.
This may be hard to believe, but Will.i.am's latest track isn't completely his own! The Black Eyed Peas man admitted that he is collaborating with Chris Brown on the track, 'Let Go,' but it turns out the backing track he came up with breaches copyright laws, but don't worry though because he has claimed that he is "fixing it."
Will.i.am plans on having his legal troubles sorted out soon.
Whilst speaking to KISS FM, Mr Am explained that he and his creative team are trying to “fix” the situation after admitting that the track with Breezy, that appears on his new album #willpower, samples parts of the song 'Rebound' by Arty and Mat Zo, a song he didn't have clearance to use. The Voice judge said: “I got in touch with Arty and showed it to him, did a different version to it 'cause I asked him to make it newer 'cause I don't just wanna take your song and rap over it. But we did that, we collaborated."
According to his KISS FM interview, Will plans on having his legal troubles sorted out shortly, arguing “Do you like James Brown? Love James Brown. He changed hip-hop. People sample. You heard the song 'American Boy' by Estelle? That original, I did the original instrumental on my song on my album Song By Girls."
#willpower' was released earlier this week and also features collaborations with Nicole Scherzinger, Justin Bieber and Britney Spears and is currently sitting at number 2 on the iTunes chart.
Will is currently filming the latest series of The Voice.