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Dillon Francis Ripped Off By Katy Perry?



The worlds of pop and electronic music have collided again with more accusations of flagrant plagiarism.  Now only shortly after the Diplo and rapper Flo Rida became embroiled in a dispute over the latter copying the Mad Decent boss’ idea another member of Diplo’s stable feels he’s had his idea stolen and I think it’s fair to say he’s not best pleased.

The usually jovial Dillon Francis has reacted angrily to American popstrel Katy Perry seeming to have obviously copied the music video concept behind his track ‘Messages. Entitled ‘Roar’, Perry’s latest assault on the charts sees the lyrics to the song pop-up on screen as if it were a text message conversation taking place on an iPhone which is more than a bit similar to Francis’ video for ‘Messages’ so it came as little surprise to us when Dillon decided to vent on Twitter (does anybody not save their rants for social media these days?)

At first you can see how the producer is livid at the apparent ripping off of his work as he tweeted:

Damn first @official_flo steals @diplo‘s “butters theme” music idea now @katyperry steals my “messages” music video idea..What the fuck?


Before calming down and deciding that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery be adding

Legitimately this is so dope that @katyperry‘s director thought my video was good enough to rip off


Check out both videos for yourself below

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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