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Rapper T-Pain Accused of Lifting Arijit Singh's 'Tum Hi Ho' Melody, YouTube Removes Video

The melody of 'Tum Hi Ho' is eerily recreated in T-Pain's new single.

Raka Mukherjee | News18.com@RakaMukherjeee

Updated:December 18, 2018, 8:53 AM IST
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Rapper T-Pain Accused of Lifting Arijit Singh's 'Tum Hi Ho' Melody, YouTube Removes Video
The melody of 'Tum Hi Ho' is eerily recreated in T-Pain's new single.
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While the Indian film industry, especially Bollywood, has often found themselves in a spot for plagiarising world music, American rapper T-pain was recently accused of 'lifting' a tune from a Bollywood movie. Really.

In T-Pain's latest song, 'That’s Yo Money,' a recurring flute melody is used which sounds uncannily similar to the Hindi song 'Tum Hi Ho' from the movie Aashiqui 2, which became a chart-topped and a fan favorite when it released in 2013.

Following the plagiarism claim, the song, which was released on December 13, was taken down from YouTube, after T-Series, who own the rights to 'Tum Hi Ho' complained of copyright infringement.

The song still exists on other channels and on Twitter, as well as T-Pain's official tweet releasing it. Give it a listen.

Twitter didn't hesitate to call him out for copying the tune, at all.

The rapper's response to the accusations have also been baffling, and somewhat problematic - He denied accountability for the move, and also called people pointing out the plagiarism out 'brown twitter.'

Which definitely didn't go down well with people.

Some even decided to have fun at his expense.

What does this mean for the huge YouTube battle that's still raging between T-series, though?

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