will.i.am Openly Admits to Jacking Beat from EDM Producers

will.i.am Openly Admits to Jacking Beat from EDM Producers

Earlier this month, controversy arose when people noticed that the beat behind will.i.am's "Let's Go" track with Chris Brown sounds exactly like Arty & Mat Zo's EDM hit, "Rebound."

For a better understanding of the similarities, listen to will.i.am's version here:

Then listen to Arty & Mat Zo's original:

Well, instead of dodging questions, will.i.am addressed the situation head-on in a recent interview with radio station Kiss FM. Here's what he had to say:

"Arty is a dope producer so I wrote this song to Rebound this last year. I got in touch with Arty and showed it to him… but something happened and hopefully we can resolve the issue. It’s sad that it’s turned into a fiasco but hopefully it’s resolved, because I’m a fan of those guys. I contacted them last year and we’re fixing it now."

Arty & Mat Zo don't seem particularly pleased. It'll be interesting to see exactly how this issue gets "resolved."

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