Last week Busta Rhymes released his song “Twerk It” featuring and produced by Pharrell Williams. The only problem is that the song may have been stolen, according to burgeoning Miami rapper Monty $$.
The rapper, whose real name is Antonio Shelton, claims to have released his own version of the song and that Pharrell and Busta simply “copied it and put it out,” according to Monty $$’s statement to the Miami News Times.
“The drum patterns are the same. And then there is the hook: ‘Twerk it, twerk it, twerk it, twerk it.’ When I put out my song, nobody was saying it the way I was saying it.”
Monty $$ alleges he sent the original track to an unnamed friend who works for Pharrell and has taped phone conversations with the friend wherein he admits to his version of “Twerk It” being the basis for the Pharrell-produced version.
Monty $$ states he has attempted to contact Busta Rhymes via Twitter on numerous occasions to no avail. Pharrell has not released a statement on the matter.