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Spears to be sued for plagiarism

Britney Spears is being accused of plagiarism and will face a multi-million dollars lawsuit for the video of her new single Hold It Against Me.

entertainment Updated: Feb 21, 2011 16:52 IST

Britney Spears is being accused of plagiarism and will face a multi-million dollars lawsuit for the video of her new single Hold It Against Me which debuted last week.

The singer is accused of “ripping off” the rock ballad If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me by the Bellamy Brothers.

According to reports, the American singers claim Spears’ song is too close to their own 1979 hit which topped the charts in six countries, and David and Howard Bellamy are set to met with lawyers.

“Howard and I have no personal beef with Britney. She’s a talented gal. But professionally we feel completely ripped off,” the Daily Mail quoted David, as telling the Daily Star.

Britney"We will without doubt take the appropriate legal action if our attorneys agree we’ve been ripped off," he added.

A spokesman for Britney told the paper: “If this is now a legal matter then I am afraid we would have nothing to say until our lawyers have been alerted.”

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