Brazilian popstar accuses Madonna of copying him on ‘Gimme All Your Luvin”

Joao Brasil says track's chorus rips off his song 'L.O.V.E. Banana'

A Brazilian popstar has accused Madonna of copying him on her new single ‘Gimme All Your Luvin”.

The track is the lead single from the Queen of Pop’s new studio album ‘MDNA’, which will be released on March 26, but singer Joao Brasil claims that the singer stole the chorus from his own song ‘L.O.V.E. Banana’.

According to Jam, Brasil’s record company are contemplating suing Madonna, but he is reluctant to take legal action as she is one of his idols. Speaking to Brazilian newspaper Folha da Sao Pauolo, he said:

I still don’t understand what happened. I’m a huge fan of hers. If it’s plagiarism, then even better. She is always at the cutting edge of music, so it’s a good sign about what I do.


Explaining his hesitancy to become involved in a legal dispute, meanwhile, he added: “It’s in their [the record label’s] hands, they’re looking at how to proceed and what they can do. But personally I don’t want to do anything. The last thing I need in my life is a fight with Madonna.”

You can make up your own mind by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking to listen to both songs.

Madonna performed ‘Gimme All Your Luvin” during her controversial Super Bowl half time show earlier this month (February 5), which attracted criticism when MIA flipped her middle finger during a section of the track. Madonna subsequently said she “wasn’t happy” about MIA’s gesture and described it as a “teenager irrelevant thing to do”.

‘MDNA’ is Madonna’s 12th studio effort and is the follow-up to her 2008 record ‘Hard Candy’. She will play two UK stadium shows next summer, performing at London’s Hyde Park on July 17 and Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium on July 21.

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