Will.i.am has admitted that he stole the beat used in his new song with Chris Brown – but claims it was an honest mistake.
‘I’m a fan of Arty,’ he said. ‘I think he’s great and the world needs to know about how talented those guys are. It’s sad that it’s turned into a fiasco but hopefully it’s resolved because I’m a fan of those guys to the point where I wrote to their instrumental.’
Arty had accused Will of yanking the beat of his song without permission, but Will told Kiis that he thought that the copyright license issues had been taken care of, but added, ‘We’re fixing it now.’
So Will.i.am does not make his own beats? Wow.