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Childish Gambino Collaborator Addresses ‘This Is America’ Plagiarism Claims



Childish Gambino Collaborator Addresses ‘This Is America’ Plagiarism Claims

Over the weekend, allegations of plagiarism begin to surface in regards to Donald Glover’s hit record “This is America.” A Reddit user claimed Glover “stole the song” from New York rapper Jase Harley who released a track called “American Pharaoh” back in 2016.

Now, Fam Rothstein, who is the co-principal of Wolf + Rothstein (a creative agency comprised of himself, Donald Glover, and Wolf Taylor), has addressed the accusations on Twitter.

“The internet is a place of no consequences. I hate that Toronto Akademiks/every white blogger can say something as gospel and y’all take it. This song is 3 yrs old, and we have Pro Tools files to prove it,” Rothstein wrote.

In response to a comment left on his Instagram page about the alleged ripping, Harley said: “I always felt my song inspired it lol from the first time I heard it. It’s cool tho…. Glad they liked my song. It’s all love.” He also wrote that “a shout out would be cool,” that it’s “dope [he] could’ve had some influence on the record,” and that “all artist get inspired by others.”

See Harley’s comments below, as well as the song Gambino is accused of jacking.

Entertainment Writer, All Black Media


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