Stars Accused of Stealing Songs

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  • Soulja Boy
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Shakira
  • Lady Gaga
  • Michael Jackson
  • will.i.am
  • Fergie
  • Jessie J
  • Beyoncé
  • Kanye West
  • Alicia Keys

Shakira

Shakira was criticized by many for using a Cameroonian marching chant in her 2010 World Cup song, "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)." She was also sued by Dominican songwriter Wilfredo Vargas, who said "Waka" stole elements from his merengue classic “El Negro no Puede,” performed by Las Chicas del Can.

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy)