Logan Paul Just Got Accused Of Stealing Song Lyrics But What Do You Think?
27 November 2017, 13:00
Logan was also called out for misogyny in the song
Logan Paul was at the centre of a plagiarism row this weekend after Flotbots accused the YouTuber of stealing a lyric for his song, "Handlebars."
The song, which was released on October 20th, features the hook, "I can ride your girl with no handlebars" - which was adapted from a hook in Flobots' 2009 song of the same name. In the original version, the lyrics to the hook are, "I can ride my bike with no handlebars."
On November 24th, Flobots called Logan out on Twitter for repurposing their hook without permission. The band also seemed to suggest that Logan's reworking of the lyrics was insensitive, given the prevalence of the #metoo campaign, which is giving women an opportunity to share stories of sexual violence.
However, some people have argued that Logan's lyric, while clearly crass, had nothing to do with non-consensual sex - and therefore didn't have much to do with #MeToo
Lol this has nothing to do with that lol, are you really trying to grand stand like this? There's a reason you fell off. I don't even like Logan and this is obviously clout chasing— Moliminous (@Moliminous) November 27, 2017
Me too was about girls who had been sexually assaulted. The song never implied these girls were unwilling participants. Sexual assault is bad, sex itself is still fine.— Thomas Power (@ajp9009) November 25, 2017
Yeah, a song about having sex with women who cheats on their partner is related to women sharing their stories about being sexually harrassed and assaulted. #actuallytonedeaf— Send Clues (@SendClues) November 25, 2017
That being said, most are in agreement that Logan's lyric is a rip-off
you stole flobots handlebars music lyrics— Abigail Cual (@gailcute57) November 27, 2017
You don't have ORIGINALITY
logan paul ripping off flobots conveys the devolution of our species— sadgirl 2k17 (@vulpes_umbra) November 26, 2017
Please f*cking sue him. So tired of this guy and his brother getting away with everything they do. He literally took your song and put his name on the title... for the love of god, don’t give him a pass.— riot 🎄⛄️ (@riot__t) November 26, 2017
Except for the Logang, of course
At least it's a banger not like yours lol— Follow Me (@ThatboiiJustinn) November 25, 2017
Your just trying to be relevant cuz no one has heard of your songs or whatever you guys do— Arianna (@whyxdontxwex) November 25, 2017
Bro the was shit anyways, logan paul No handlebars was just an improvement of the trash you call music!— Isaias Beltran (@IsaiasBeltran20) November 26, 2017
I think someone’s trying to suck up on Logan’s fame 😬😂😂— Barbara Hadid (@PotatoFry5) November 25, 2017