Cardi B’s “Up” is already stirring controversy.
Just hours after dropping her new single, the Grammy-winning rapper is facing plagiarism accusations. New Jersey rappers Mir Pesos and Mir Fontane claim Cardi ripped off the chorus to their 2020 song “Stuck.”
Cardi took to twitter and responded by saying, “Naaa im the type of person that avoids problems & court days, if i get inspired by a song i wouldn’t mind giving a percentage or couple of thousand but I never Hurd of this man .I’m glad while I was recording this song in August I was playing wit the hook on this live.”
Mir Pesos took aim at Cardi by posting a clip of her new video alongside their own. “@iamcardib we want my money,” he demanded
On “Up,” Cardi raps, “If it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s up then it’s stuck,” while Mir Pesos and Mir Fontane’s “Stuck” features a similar hook: “If it’s up, then it’s stuck / Up then it’s stuck, yeah.”
Fans were quick to defend Cardi against the plagiarism accusations, arguing that the phrase is part of southern regional slang and was used before both artists recorded their songs.