Helping the futuristic duo come back on the scene with a bang, RiRi loaded up bars for her verse that oozes swag-heavy braggadocios. “B***h Better Have My Money” and, more recently, Kendrick Lamar’s “LOYALTY” has already shown fans what the Anti songstress can do with a rap flow. But somehow, fans have likened Rihanna’s “Lemon” hip-hop spit to the same cadence as Fergie’s, and accusations of a rip-off from The Black Eyed Peas’ leading lady are making rounds on social media.
Ready, set, reach. See how some fans are reacting to Rihanna’s new verse below.
Rihanna is sounding like Fergie, Nicki and Missy. pic.twitter.com/TKxvLFyP1k— Anti Kiing (@ZaynDiamonds) November 1, 2017
That N.E.R.D and Rihanna sound like a Fergie b-cut track. 🤷🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/vA5bTjlGF6— Aaron Rivera (@AaronTheEra) November 1, 2017
Rihanna's lemon verse sounds like it was written for Fergie...— Rai out the Barrio (@papibarbudo) November 3, 2017
how rihanna sound like fergie more like fergie sound like fergie https://t.co/MpemLtxDBV— a-i-d-A-n (@aglowa6) November 3, 2017
I feel like this NERD song with Rihanna was sent to Fergie and she rejected it ... pic.twitter.com/siILPhzOGo— €! (@uberheelx) November 1, 2017
If I didn't know this was Rihanna on Lemon, I woulda thought it was Fergie.— Bando (@shortybreeze) November 2, 2017
Yooo Rihanna just stole Fergie flow!!! #Lemon— D ALEX (@StillBreathin_) November 1, 2017
I'm cackling at Rihanna copying Fergie's flow on Lemon,it's not even subtle.— Ivan (@RatedIvan) November 1, 2017
"Lemon" by N.E.R.D/Rihanna is this decade's "London Bridge" by Fergie pass it on— greenbean casserosie (@yesROSEMARIE) November 2, 2017
Fergie after listening to “Lemon” for the first time unsure of when she recorded a song with Pharrell. pic.twitter.com/3brlt27ARC— Block-A-Fella (@_ThatsQuise) November 1, 2017
Idk how I feel about this Lemon song, Rihanna’s verse was straight Fergie— Chayne Ashley (@Chayneashley) November 1, 2017
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