AN up and coming UK-based artist, Karen Francis, accused Boity, real name Boitumelo Thulo, of stealing her song.
Karen claims that the Wuz Dat hit-maker’s second single, Bakae, is an imitation of Cake, a song she released late last year. Boity worked on the song with Reason and she dropped the single a few weeks ago and it’s already topping the charts. Karen is taking legal action against the local rapper and says she has no more respect for her as a creative.
Boity is fairly new in the music industry. She has just recently released a second single titled Wuz Dat, a rap song she worked on with Nasty C.
The single received mixed reactions from fans. Some were impressed with Boity’s rap skills while others labelled her a one-hit wonder and even accused her of not writing her own music.
The star seemed to have proved herself with the second single she released last month. As soon as she dropped Bakae, the song dominated the YouTube charts and climbed up to the top 10.
But Karen is not impressed, claiming she liked Boity and was initially happy to hear that the rapper had released another song. She tells Move! that she lost all the excitement when she listened to the song, saying it sounded like her song. She says she forwarded the song to different other musicians who also picked up the similarities.
“What stuck out to me as a songwriter was the imitation of the structure, the flow and the beat of the song; everything seemed as though it was done to imitate what I had done with Cake,” she points out.
Karen says Boity is not an artist, saying, “A true artist would be repulsed by the thought of using someone else’s work.”
Karen says she was upset and confused but now that she has thought about it, she has decided to take legal action against the rapper. She tells Move! that she’s in discussions with the UK legal council and says experts are currently processing a forensic analysis of the flow of both songs.
Rapper Reason, who helped Boity write the song, tells Move! that the two songs have nothing in common, even though they sound similar.
“I don’t know what she’s talking about. Her song and Boity’s have zero similarities,” says Reason.
At the time of going to print, Boity was not available for comment.