The similarities between the two projects were first pointed out in 2011 by critics, fans and Tom Kan, who designed the title segment for the film, but Noe has remained silent about the controversy until now.

In an interview with The Daily Beast, the filmmaker admits he was surprised when he noticed the similarities and was even more shocked when Williams added his name into the music video's sequence, using his typography.

"The director (Hype Williams) was someone else who ripped off the titles to my movie," he said. "I was more shocked by the fact that that guy who copied all the typography of my titles put his name in it - Hype Williams - when you never usually see a director's name in a music video.

"He was putting his name on it over and over! It was so weird that he was not only copying it, but adding his name into the credits over and over again."

Noe goes on to explain he understands that his work will be sampled because it is so flamboyant.

"The truth is that when you put something out there, if you put any idea out there that's kind of flashy, you have many, many people that are going to be copying it," he continued. "This happens whether you do movies, paintings, or music."