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American Singer Pia Mia accused of jacking Phyno’s Song

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American singer of Guam descent Pia Mia dropped a new song featuring Jeremih 2 days ago titled “I’m A Fan“. However, people instantly noticed the similarity to Phyno‘s song of the same title featuring Decarlo and Mr Eazi. Phyno’s teams have declined to comment on the matter insisting that the matter is being handled on their end.

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33 Comments

  1. tony

    May 29, 2017 at 9:56 am

    oh my God!!! she stole it thinking nobody will know..

  2. Ifeanyi MADUKA

    May 29, 2017 at 10:01 am

    it’s the same song

  3. Fifi

    May 29, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Same song oya ooo she better pay Phyno

  4. Maximus

    May 29, 2017 at 10:05 am

    lawsuit!

  5. Amy

    May 29, 2017 at 10:09 am

    *of Guam descent.

  6. Razz N Bougie

    May 29, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Se the babe wan make Phyno carry am do xmas this year?

    On the other hand, did you guys bother to ask if Phyno (or the writer) gave them permission?

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      May 29, 2017 at 11:40 am

      For Phyno’s sake, I hope his production/management team already had the copyright gates for this one well and tightly shut, before Ms Pia came a-borrowing.

      That’s what will make any difference between just taking what you want and asking for permission.

  7. Andrew

    May 29, 2017 at 10:22 am

    How many somgs have Nigerian musicians stolen from foreign artists.. countless!!!

    • CovertNigerian

      May 29, 2017 at 11:00 am

      People say this a lot with little justification. Now please list specific examples where entire songs have been copied and not just partially sampled (a distinction often not appreciated) by Nigerian artistes. You say there are countless instances, so please name just 3.
      I haven’t listened to both songs in question here at full length but they sound the same to me so far. If they are entirely the same and both artistes don’t have some sort of deal then something is most definitely amiss here and attempting to justify this apparent infraction with others is not helpful.

    • Xoxo

      May 29, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      That’s not the point. The point is she stole his song and something needs to be some about it.

    • tunmi

      May 29, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      While that may be true, an example is Wizkid’s Holla at Your boy and Se7en’s Girls, that’s not what we’re talking about now.

    • Abi

      May 29, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      @ Andrew, for the sake of whoever may value you, don’t be that person that makes the ignorant comment.

    • Eki osawe

      May 29, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      Unpatriotic idiot that’s not the point right now

    • CovertNigerian

      May 29, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      @tunmi – thanks for the examples, however they would be more meaningful if you also included the supposedly copied songs.

    • Agu

      May 29, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      shut up as long as there was never a lawsuit it was not stolen. and mind african beat is now very popular in american music scene since Wizkid made it popular with Drake on his song (One Dance)

  8. Donsunny

    May 29, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Same song

  9. abi

    May 29, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Isn’t she Kylie Jenner’s friend?
    These chicks stay appropriating shit!

    • BlueEyed

      May 30, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      Yes she is.
      See people don’t understand the music business, someone in her team messed up, they gave her this song, with the lyrics and put her vocals on it, so Nigerians don’t need to drag her, she’s just an ignorant pop artist that her record label does everything for….also I kinda think phyno got paid, there’s no way an international label would make this kinda huge mistake, phyno might feign ignorance but I doubt he’s not in the know.

  10. LemmeRant

    May 29, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Lol. The babe no even try.

    She copy everything top to bottom. The only part she couldn’t steal was the Igbo part.
    She come disable comments for her YouTube channel.

    Naija guys are finishing her on Instagram right now.

  11. Soniapaloma

    May 29, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Ahhhh but the songs are the same na. I was waiting for which was phyno and which was Pía Mia and the song already ended. Wahala

  12. Smackdown

    May 29, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Before we jump to conclusions ooo, maybe she had an agreement with Phyno. Let’s see how things unfold.

  13. The Real Oma

    May 29, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Ole!

  14. Nnamdi

    May 29, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Lol – so Americans too can copy Nigerians. It is obvious there is a copycat here. 😉

  15. juliettsstyleglam

    May 29, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    copy & paste

  16. C

    May 29, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    They are referring to Fela y’all only one that can sue is Fela and they are all probably under the same label
    When Sh*t hit the fan are you still a fan?

  17. tootalk

    May 29, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Bella Naija not every time plain reporting, sometimes add research. The gist of the story is Pia didn’t steal the song. Y’all go to pulse.ng to get the full story.

    • Cocolette

      May 29, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      Pulse has deleted their story…probably fabricated

  18. Greenbeing

    May 29, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    I did a little digging [email protected] is an American song writer..i saw a couple of pictures of pia Mia on his IG..He definitely sold it to her!!There is a reason phyno didn’t shoot a video for it & also not saying anything about it..Let’s stop embarrassing ourselves pls!!

  19. Viewsfromthefence

    May 29, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Personally, I think the artist featured on Phyno’s song wrote the chorus and I don’t think they have any agreement or splits on the song ( I might be wrong but Nigerian musicians and contracts do not blend). Pia Mia might have the upper hand in this case. Let’s say Phyno has an agreement in paper. It might not be exclusive. There are so many ways to look at this situation. I just don’t think her team will be stupid enough to take a risk like this. Let’s see how this goes.

  20. Joseph Amenaghawon

    May 29, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Think a lot of clarifications would help. There may be intricacies with this matter that are not clear yet. Copyrights violations are not so difficult to prove. But we must know the facts. Jumping on the bandwagon and hitting out at any of the personalities involved may be premature.

  21. Pia Mia

    May 29, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Nigerian music is becoming so addictive to Americans!

  22. iJo

    May 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    OMG! Save for the difference in voices, I thought it was the same song. I hope Phyno’s production and management teams will look into this with a sound entertainment lawyer. If there are loopholes (say maybe one or two legal nuts not tightened), They might lose to Pia Mia. On the flip side, I see an interesting lawsuit in view.

  23. Buzz

    May 30, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Seem like a copy, but Phyno’s song sounds like a Jeremih tune

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