Talib Kweli: Peter Andre Took My Verse Without Permission
Singer and reality star Peter Andre is preparing for his ninth album ‘Angels & Demons’ and the LP is said to feature a track called ‘Fly Away’, which included a verse from hip-hop star Talib Kweli. Unfortunately for Peter, it appears that the news is also a surprise to Kweli himself, who has said that no one asked his permission. Music Week reported that the verse was lifted from a collaborative mixtape with Z-trip entitled ‘Attack The Block’, which was released recently...
According to NME, Talib and his team attempted to speak to Peter’s management to resolve the issue, but their response was ‘disrespectful’.
In the end, the rapper went public with the matter, writing on Twitter: “wow @mrpeterandre you just take people verses from other songs and put them on your album? Thats what hot in the streets? ok… whoever produced Fly Away for @mrpeterandre is a douchebag. They took my verse from another song w/out permission. It's abt to be a fun week.”
Words: Maz Khan (@Mazhalima)