Skrillex Responds to Accusations of Jacked Sample with Video [WATCH]
Two days ago, TMZ broke the news that indie pop singer Casey Dienel aka White Hinterland is suing Justin Bieber, Skrillex and other writers involved in the making of the smash hit "Sorry." The singer is claiming that the vocal hook from Bieber's song was stolen from her 2014 song "Ring the Bell."
Dienel made the following statement in a post on Facebook.
"Like most artists that sample music, Bieber could have licensed my song for use in 'Sorry.' But he chose not to contact me. After the release of 'Sorry,' my lawyers sent Bieber a letter regarding the infringement, but Bieber’s team again chose to ignore me. I offered Bieber’s team an opportunity to have a private dialogue about the infringement, but they refused to even acknowledge my claim, despite the obviousness of the sample."
Diplo reportedly told TMZ that Bieber and his Jack Ü partner will likely settle out of court to avoid hassle.
In the meantime, Skrillex took to Twitter last night to respond to the lawsuit and accusations with a video that shows exactly how he made the vocal sample using Ableton. In the tweet, Skrillex wrote "SORRY but we didnt steal this."
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