Toya won't take legal action against Will.I.Am
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Johannesburg - Local pop princess Toya DeLazy says she will not take legal action against international superstar Will.I.Am, even though she feels he borrowed her sound.
Toya says prior to the album dropping in South Africa, she let a few music execs in the US listen to it, only to find out a few months later that a song by Will.I.Am would be released that sounded almost a carbon copy of her track Dreamer.
"When I was overseas I was hustling and handing out the album before it was even released here and letting people hear it and then, come on, how is it possible that Will.I.Am and I have the exact same thought at the exact same time," he told Metro Fm's Mo Flava in an interview recently.
She shakes off the suggestion that's a coincidence, shyly suggesting Will has "tendencies".
Still, she won't be pursuing legal action against the Heartbreaker singer.
"I didn't take legal action against him because you need so much more evidence in cases like this. You gotta pick your battle," she says.