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Jermaine Dupri: Ciara’s ‘I Bet’ Completely Rips Off Usher’s ‘U Got It Bad’ [Videos]

With Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke recently ordered to pay Marvin Gaye’s family $7.4 million for heavily biting Marvin’s 1970s hit Got to Give It Up for the single Blurred Lines it looks like Jermaine Dupri may have his sights set on a similar  payday.

After the recent Pharrell and Robin’s courtroom defeat, Yahoo asked Jermaine his thoughts on the Blurred Lines case. In response, he pointed out the similarity between Ciara’s I Bet and Usher’s 2001 smash U Got It Bad.

“Ciara’s new single is a complete rip-off of Usher’s ‘U Got It Bad.’ I’m clear on what I made, and I’m clear on how music influences people, and I’m clear on chord changes and how people move things. It might not be as evident as the ‘Blurred Lines’ situation, but I believe the same thing happened to me.”

According to Jermaine, he, Usher and Bryan Michael Cox immediately noticed the similarity and plan on contacting Ciara’s team for compensation.

Uh oh, CiCi. All parties may hail from metro Atlanta, but don’t count on them sticking together when money’s involved.

Check out Ciara’s I Bet and Usher’s U Got It Bad below. Does Jermaine have a case?

New Video: Ciara – I Bet

Nice song!! Ciara premiered the video for her first single I Bet moments ago.

The cut will feature on her upcoming sixth studio album titled Jackie, tentatively scheduled to drop in May.

So, what are you waiting for? Check out the video for I Bet below.

Ciara Finally Confirms Her Pregnancy on ‘The View’ [Photos + Video]

Ciara made an appearance on The View this morning and confirmed basically most of the world already knew — she’s pregnant!8589_255112834654596_663653902_n

Barbara Walters asked the question, “There have been rumors about pregnancy. Do you want to confirm?”

A happy Ciara replied, “Of course, I would love to.”

Ciara stood up and proudly showed off her baby bump for the world to see. So adorable!