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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?

Pharrell & Robin Thicke Found GUILTY of Copying Marvin Gaye for ‘Blurred Lines’, Must Pay $7.3 Million

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have been found guilty of ripping off Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” to craft their mega hit “Blurred Lines.”pharrell

Now, Robin & Pharrell must pay $7.3 million to the Gaye family after being sued over the song back in 2013 for copyright infringement.

T.I. is off the hook because all he did was rap on the song.