Cape Town – Mi Casa, who are currently in the Seychelles for a gig, told Channel24 that they are totally baffled by a Durban rapper’s copyright claims surrounding their catchy tune, Chocolat.
Navendran “Novi” Naidoo, through his legal team, claims the band’s song bears striking similarities to his single Chocolate which features Sharks rugby player S’bura Sithole.
Novi demanded that Mi Casa cease from "playing, publishing, performing, airing or selling copies of the single Chocolat".
But the Mi Casa boys are floored by the allegations.
"After seeing these allegations I am extremely hurt that someone would accuse me of something I take very personal which is my songwriting.
"When you listen to the song they sound nothing the same. I have never stolen a song, never heard the song before this and will never listen to it again," J'Something, of Mi Casa, told Channel24.
The band’s PR agency, SJN Agency Management, said the "allegations are absurd" and they will "be taking firm action".
To us the songs don’t sound the same. But have a listen and decide for yourself:
Mi Casa's song:
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