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Cardi B accused of plagiarism regarding her new song ‘Up’

Uh oh, is Cardi B stuck because of her latest single ‘Up’? This is not the first time the American rapper has been accused of plagiarising lyrics. Rapper Dela Wesst also accused her of stealing lyrics back in June 2020. This time it's two rappers from New Jersey. Is the WAP star making millions from lyrics that are not even her own? Scroll down to learn more about it! 

  • Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and actress with a net worth of $24 million.
  • Her Instagram, through which she became famous after sharing her life as a stripper, has over $82 million followers.
  • Upis her most recent single from her second studio album released on February 5th, 2021. 


Cardi B receiving an award

If it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s stuck

These are the lyrics Cardi raps in her new song. She sure is climbing up the ladder of success and fame but it seems like she has gotten stuck in plagiarism accusations now. 

Who accused her of plagiarism?

Mir Pesos and Mir Fontane

Two New Jersey rappers who go by the names Mir Pesos and Mir Fontane are claiming that the hook Cardi sings in her song ‘Up’, is copied from their song ‘Stuck’. The main hook of their song is 'up then it’s stuck' and Cardi’s is ‘if it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s stuck’. Hmm, we do notice that the lyrics are very similar! You can listen to the two rappers song here to see for yourself.

Shortly after the song dropped, Pesos tweeted that he wants money for their stolen lyrics. His tweet included a clip containing a comparison of their song’s and Cardi’s song’s hook to prove that Cardi stole their lyrics. 

Cardi was quick to deny and respond to the plagiarism claims on her official Twitter account.

She said that she recorded the hook before the New Jersey rapper duo even released their song. We stan a woman who can stand up for herself against naysayers!


We don’t know whether the plagiarism claims are true or not. However, it is important to consider the fact that nowadays a lot of songs have similar lyrics and we’re not sure if there’s much ground for the rapper duo to make such claims. Plus, ‘it’s up and it’s stuck’ is listed as a slang phrase in Urban Dictionary, which means it’s commonly used. To be honest, just anyone can be inspired by it then, so accusing someone of plagiarising such common words is kind of baseless. 

What do you think of these plagiarism accusations against Cardi B? Let us know in the comments below!

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