Shakira is being accused of plagiarism by an artist from Cuba. The artist filed a lawsuit against Shakira claiming that the “La Bicicleta” song contains parts that were copied from one of his songs.
This is the second big plagiarism case this week. A few days ago, a plagiarism lawsuit was also filed against the U2 band.
The Cuban artist, Livan Rafael Castellanos, filed the lawsuit against Shakira and Carlos Vives at a court in Spain, where Shakira lives. Castellanos claims Shakira and Carlos Vives stole part of a song he wrote 10 years ago entitled “Yo Te Quiero Tanto” as well as the melodic line.
If the plagiarism turns out to be real, it would be a serious problem for Shakira because the singer won two Latin Grammy awards in 2016 for the “La Bicicleta” song.
A representative of the Spanish court said that the case is centered of intellectual property and it focuses on the melody and lyrics of the song.
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