Embattled Dancehall artist Lincoln 3Dot has voiced concerns about the striking similarities between his track “Bang” and the recently released “Bongos” by American entertainers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.
His initial suspicions are that Cardi B’s producer may have borrowed elements from his song without proper authorization, potentially infringing his intellectual property rights.
However, upon learning of this contentious development, both Cardi B and the producer have responded to the allegations surrounding the songs. Many Jamaicans have not welcomed their responses, with some supporting Lincoln 3Dot’s objective to seek legal recourse.
Lincoln 3Dot had initially expressed his intent to address this matter through the legal system in collaboration with producer Track Starr, creator of the beat for “Bang.” He believes that this beat was sampled.
Lincoln primarily attributes the responsibility for this troubling situation to Cardi B’s producer, James D. Steed, who crafted the rhythm for “Bongos” and is known to follow Track Starr on Instagram. In his retort, Steed communicated that the Bongos beat predates Lincoln’s composition, invalidating his argument.
Similarly, Cardi B has denied knowledge of Lincoln or his track “Bang.” In a video making the rounds on social media, she discussed the issue and referred to Lincoln as a “big dummy” for suggesting that she copied the beat, adding that she wished he would attempt to sue, confident that he would “lose badly”.
This dispute highlights the complexities of intellectual property rights in the music industry and the potential legal ramifications of alleged copyright infringement.
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