Young Thug Accused of Ripping Off Louisiana Rapper's Viral Hit

Young Thug Accused of Ripping Off Louisiana Rapper's Viral Hit

Tokyo Vanity is threatening a lawsuit over "Best Friend" track.

Published September 15, 2015

Young Thugs “Best Friend” music video could land him in court, provided that the claims of a Louisiana rapper hold true. Tokyo Vanity, who is behind the viral hit “That’s My Best Friend,” accuses Thugger of ripping off her music and she’s threatening to sue, Yahoo News reports.

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Vanity blasted Thug on Instagram yesterday after he released his new music video. According to one post, Vanity declined an invite to appear in Thug’s visual because she didn’t want to “be in the video for that pooh-a** song.” 

The two songs aren’t similar beyond the titles. Still, Vanity sees Thug’s “Best Friend” as a clear knockoff. "That song is pooh as his f***ing dreads, b***h,” she said on Instagram. "He had to steal something, b***h. Career going down the drain, b***h. Got dropped from the label. Birdman f***ing over.”

Vanity's “That’s My Best Friend” has been viewed more than 1.5 million times since August, and Thug isn’t the only one potentially latching onto the friendship concept. Trey Songz also appears on a song called “Best Friend” with St. Louis artist J.R.

See Thugger's music video below. 

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Written by Latifah Muhammad

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