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

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson settled out of court with Cameroonian musician Manu Dibango, who charged that the famous "mama-say mama-sa ma-ma-coo-sa" chant at the end of MJ's "Wanna Be Starting Something" was jacked from his classic single "Soul Makossa." Rihanna later used the refrain in her hit "Don't Stop the Music," resulting in another lawsuit from Dibango, who claimed that the Jackson estate gave Rihanna clearance without consulting him.

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