Did Usher steal OMG lyrics from Homer Simpson?
Melbourne: R and B king Usher is once again facing plagiarism allegations. And this time he is accused of ripping off a cartoon.
According to DJs in the US, the similarities between Usher`s song OMG and a Christmas Carol sung by Homer Simpson are too great to ignore and have created a mash-up of the two songs to expose the alleged plagiarism.
Usher`s song, which features will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas, includes the lyrics: "Honey got a booty like pow, pow, pow. Honey got some boobies like wow, oh wow."
The lyrics in Homer Simpson`s song, featured in the 2003 episode Dude, Where`s My Ranch?, go: "Christmas in December, wow wow wow. Give me tons of presents, now now now....
Gossip sites and fan forums are buzzing over the allegations.
"I bet Usher has more important stuff to do then watch a seven year old Simpsons episode and think. `That’d be a great song!`" News.com.au quoted Usher fans as writing on Entertainment Weekly website.
It`s not the first time Usher has faced plagiarism allegations. Last month, Wadena Pyatt accused the R&B singer and his collaborator Alicia Keys of stealing her song Caught Up and is seeking damages.