Producer Dillon Francis accuses Katy Perry of ripping him off on new single 'Roar'

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Producer Dillon Francis has accused Katy Perry of copying him on the video for her new single 'Roar'.

Writing on Twitter, Francis said that the singer's new video was a "rip off" of the ideas used in the promo for his track 'Messages'. Both videos show the lyrics to their respective songs being unveiled via text message, although Perry's clip also shows her playing with her cat and sitting on the lavatory - scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to compare the videos.

Referencing a similar spat between Diplo and Flo Rida, Francis said: "Damn first ?@official_flo? steals ?@diplo?'s 'butters theme' music idea now ?@katyperry? steals my 'messages' music video idea..What the fuck?" He then added: "Legitimately this is so dope that ?@katyperry?'s director thought my video was good enough to rip off." He did, however, subsequently claim: "I'm not mad that last tweet was not sarcastic."

'Roar', which is the first single from Perry's forthcoming new album 'Prism', leaked over the weekend ahead of its official premiere. The singer also suffered further bad news when her promotional gold 18-wheeler truck was hit by an alleged drunk driver on Friday (August 9). The incident reportedly occurred while the truck was parked in a lot outside a Walmart store in Pennsylvania. Perry wasn't inside the truck at the time and nobody was injured in the collision.

Perry later used Twitter to reassure fans that the truck, which displays the title and release date of 'Prism', hasn't been seriously damaged.


Meanwhile, the first track from Perry's forthcoming album, 'Roar', leaked over the weekend ahead of its planned premiere later today (August 12), and you can listen to it at the bottom of this article.

A clip from Lady Gaga's new single 'Applause' also leaked over the weekend and during a Twitter rant yesterday (August 11) Gaga asked Perry to help her exact revenge. "Wanna grab some shovels and fuck up some hackers? @katyperry excited to hear your ROAR, sorry to hear about your truck!" Gaga tweeted.




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