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Usher Accused Of Plagiarizing Homer Simpson For Hit Song
R&B superstar Usher has been accused of ripping off another legendary artist for his hit song “OMG”.
According to published reports, Usher is accused of stealing the hook of the Pop chart hit from a 2003 episode of the Simpsons.
The “coincidence”, which was discovered by a DJ in Jackson, Mississippi uses the hook where Usher sings:
“Honey got a booty like pow,pow,pow. Honey got some boobies like wow, wow, wow.”
And compares it to the 2003 Simpsons Christmas episode where Homer sings:
“Christmas in December, wow wow wow. Give me tons of presents, now now now.”
The controversy has created such a buzz that fans have even posted a YouTube video to point out the similarities.
Although it seems crazy that Usher would rip off a cartoon character for a hit song, one woman is claiming that he did steal her hit song in 2003, when he and Alicia Keys came together for the hit song “Caught Up”.
As previously reported, Wadena Pyatt filed a lawsuit against Usher and singer Alicia Keys, claiming after she signed a record contract with Alicia Keys’ MBK Entertainment label in 2003, she wrote the song for inclusion on her debut album; but instead the song was used on Usher’s album Confessions and she was not listed as one of the songwriters.
Check out the mash-up below and let us know what you think, did Usher rip off Homer Simpson?
(CNN) – Charles Montgomery Burns, better known as Mr. Burns in the hit animated TV series “The Simpsons”, got the most votes of any write-in candidate during last month’s mayoral election in New York City. According to records released by the New York City Board of Elections, the cartoon billionaire received 27 write-in votes out of the 299 that were cast.
Burns wasn’t the only fictional character to get votes in the race. Mad Magazine icon Alfred E. Newman, Fantastic Four arch-villain Victor Von Doom, Mickey Mouse, and Sleeping Beauty also received write-in votes.
Many New York City and state political figures also got votes, including former New York City mayors Ed Koch, Rudy Giuliani, and David Dinkins. Others include Bill and Hillary Clinton, former New York governor George Pataki, Rep. Anthony Weiner, and the candidates from this year’s congressional race in New York’s 23rd district Dede Scozzafava and Doug Hoffman.
Three historical figures also got votes: former presidents Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, and Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. Other noteworthy figures getting a nod were New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, radio shock jock Howard Stern, deceased comedian Rodney Dangerfield, and Robert Burke, better known to many New Yorkers as “the Naked Cowboy.”
Burns and the rest of the write-in candidates ultimately lost to real-life billionaire and incumbent mayor Michael Bloomberg.