If Will.i.am‘s new song with Chris Brown, “Let Go,” sounds familiar, it’s because it is. Will.i.am admits to copyright infringement on Arty and Mat Zo‘s track “Rebound” after getting chewed out by Arty on Twitter.
“Arty is a dope producer so I wrote this song to ‘Rebound’ this last year,” Will.i.am tells KISS FM. “I got in touch with Arty and showed it to him, did a different version to it because I asked him [to] make it newer, because I don’t just want to take your song and rap over it. But in a year’s time, time’s gone by [and] we preferred writing over and using the [original] ‘Rebound.’ Something happened and the clearance … hopefully we resolved the issue.”
He adds, “I’m a fan of Arty. I think he’s great and the world needs to know about how talented those guys are. It’s sad that it’s turned into a fiasco but hopefully it’s resolved because I’m a fan of those guys to the point where I wrote to their instrumental.”
It’s unclear if the dispute has been settled at this point in time.