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Cardi B’s shocking response to plagiarism accusations about her new track 'Up'

Everyone has been going crazy over Cardi's power anthem! Have you? The single received more than 2 million views within 24 hours. Shortly after its release, a group of rappers from New Jersey claimed that their song was stolen! Are the plagiarism accusations true? Read below to find out!

  • Cardi's biggest hit called 'Up' was released on February 5th, 2021.
  • The track has more than 110 million Spotify streams!
  • Breaking the record held by 'WAP', the new song ‘Up’ is now Cardi's most viewed music video.
  • Two rappers named Mir Pesos and Mir Fontane accused the rapper of plagiarism.
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'This isn't shade, but I haven’t heard of any of y'all'. The rapper announced on her Instagram.

If there's one thing Cardi is going to do, it’s speaking in a straight-forward manner! Soon after the release of her single 'Up', a group of underground rappers claimed that it was a rip-off. They said it sounded like their song called 'Stuck'.

The 'WAP' rapper responded by saying she doesn't know who these people are. Would she really take someone else's song?

Cardi B for Billboard

New Jersey rappers Mir Pesos and Mir Fontane emphasized that both tracks had a similar 'hook'. This means that the beats used in the song were the same. Click here to see their tweet about it. 

Wow, they really seem to be pushing her buttons! To this, the 'I Like It' singer went live on Instagram on February 6th, 2021, and cleared out the confusion.

Cardi for Vogue Korea

'From August 7th...I have been working on this. Sorry lil' boy never heard of you,' the 28-year-old dissed.

Ouch? The 'Bodak Yellow' sensation showed the files in her studio dated back to August. Click here to see the clipping. This was proof that she started working on the track long ago. ‘Up’ is an original track!

She again elaborated that she has never heard of these rappers or their music. Do you believe her?


I believe Cardi B. It's common for trap music to sound similar due to the use of beats. The underground rappers seem to be milking this situation for popularity. What do you think about this issue? Comment below!

Bruno Wahrmann Lockhart

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