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Days after accusing Ciara of ripping off Usher‘s “U Got It Bad” with her new single, “I Bet,” Jermaine Dupri is singing a slightly different tune.

QUICK QUOTES: Jermaine Dupri Says Ciara’s New Single ‘I Bet’ Is A Rip Off Of Usher’s ‘U Got It Bad’

During an interview with the Associated Press about the “Blurred Lines” verdict, Jermaine put Ciara on blast.

Ciara’s new single is a complete rip-off of Usher’s ‘U Got It Bad.

I’m clear on what I made and I’m clear on how music influences people and I’m clear on chord changes and how people move things. … It might not be as evident as the ‘Blurred Lines’ situation, but I believe the same thing happened to me.

In a recent sit down with Big Tigger on V-103 in Atlanta, the super producer said his comments weren’t intended to attack Ciara.

I just want to say this…I wasn’t trying to attack Ciara or nothing like that.

Like I seen a bunch of people on Instagram and Twitter talmbout, ‘Why you trying to attack Ciara that’s your homie.”

It ain’t like that. What I was trying to do was make sure the guy that was doing the interview understands how frequently this happens in the music business.

This happens probably everyday that somebody’s record sounds like somebody’s record.

I didn’t know that me saying that was going to turn into this.

One thing is for certain, Jermaine is standing firm on his belief that the Harmony Samuels’ produced single, “I Bet,” ripped off “U Got It Bad.”

People get mad at me for saying anything about anything that I created.

That’s what y’all gotta understand. I created these songs.

You can move Usher — you can take Usher off the record! Remove Usher from the song. I wrote that song so I know exactly what’s going on here.

I sung the song too…by the way. I sung it with that cadence. That’s what people don’t understand. The cadence on the record is what I’m mostly talking about.

I referenced the record in a way when I hear somebody else do it I’m like ‘you are trying to do exactly what I did.’

When Big Tigger asked Jermaine Dupri if he has plans to sue Ciara over the song JD revealed he was more flattered than anything.

Personally, I want people to know my take on it. Like I told a bunch of people…when I started making music I never even thought that people would ever take my music. So, I’m kinda flattered by it.

It has nothing to do with me out here trying to sue nobody. I’m like ‘Wow, I made music that people actually want to borrow from.’

Watch below as Jermaine Dupri sets the record straight.



I’m glad Jermaine Dupri doesn’t plan to make a big stink about the similarities of the two songs. But, he still didn’t have to embarrass Ciara like that.

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