Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Alicia Keys Stole a Lyric for Girl on Fire?


Alicia Keys is about to get sued for a lyric she lifted for her hit single Girl on Fire...

According to Showbiz 411 Earl Shuman, who wrote 'Hey There Lonely Girl' in the 60s, is taking Alicia to court because she uses a portion of Lonely Girl for Girl on Fire without giving him credit.

Shuman says, while he likes Alicia's song, he expects to get paid for his work.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

lawd u gone' have me pulling up lyrics n finding the similarities in a minute, i'll be back with my findings

Anonymous said...

If this is true I see she is copying Beyonce now and resorted to stealing. These newbie talents are as pretentious as they come.

Anonymous said...

Just as her album went number #1, Alicia now has developed a serious case of Beystealingitis.

Anonymous said...

well i just compared the damn songs and hes old and senile, she aint say shit except "no one knows shes a lonely girl"
but anyway see if you can find the foolery

girl on fire:
http://www.directlyrics.com/alicia-keys-girl-on-fire-lyrics.html

Eddie Lonely girl:
http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/eddie_holman/hey_there_lonely_girl.html

TheFashionLounge2 said...

LOL @2:19

Her music is'nt as good as it was when she was with Crucial

Anonymous said...

#HeIzReaching :P


Im more upset about this quote above that reads "for her hit single Girl on Fire..." *pauz*...HIT SINGLE....?? --->where??...*looks under rocks and tree stumps*

Anonymous said...

she used the phrase "lonely girl" in her lyrics.

she wrote "she's a lonely girl, and it's a lonely world"

he wrote "hey there lonely girl, lonely girl"

two words: is that enough to sue?

Anonymous said...

her words are sort of sung in the same way as the original song, i notice that and thought she was referencing the original song. but it seems so minor that i'm not sure if he has grounds to sue.

Tracy love God 4ever said...

WELL, I'M NOT SURPRISED I DON'T PUT NOTHING PAST WICKED, EVIL, SNEAKY PEOPLE. I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS TRUE OR NOT, BUT I HAVE READ THAT BEYONCE HAS STOLEN LYRICS FROM PEOPLE.
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BEYONCE, IF YOU'RE NOT A LYRIC-THEFT THEN I APOLOGIZE.
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" BIRDS OF A FEATHER--FLOCK TOGETHER."

Anonymous said...

What HIT? That beotch's song and album sucks!! Alicia you killed your career when you started ucking a married man and then had the nerve to marry him but remember what goes around comes around beotch!! Alicia's ALBUM IS GARBAGE AND THAT SONG IS TERRIBLE!!

Anonymous said...

Who is banging this song? It sounds so dull like all over her other songs. I've never been a fan of Alicias. I remember I went to Best Buy for a PC and the guy was like "Hey we got that new Alicia Keys album" I gave him a look like 'hell naw'. I still can't forget the look he gave me back like he was afraid for just a moment.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

she used the phrase "lonely girl" in her lyrics.

she wrote "she's a lonely girl, and it's a lonely world"

he wrote "hey there lonely girl, lonely girl"

two words: is that enough to sue?
2:26 PM
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Thank you! Sounds like somebody's money has gotten low and they need to make some quick money fast. Besides, this is nothing still in comparison to Beystealin. That heffa made a whole successful career from stealing other people's talent.

Anonymous said...

The song sux. I wish it would go away. She said once sentence from that old song. Is it worth the law suit.

Anonymous said...

Thought she wrote her own sh*t. No such thing as originality anymore. Smdh.

who cares! said...

Okay enough is enough. First Soulja Boy, then Keisha Cole now stank Alisha Keys? How many times do I have to say this! When your album is not making any sales. Guess what they do. They do what ever they can to spark any kind of controversy so they can stay in the lime life. Alisha keys is a nobody and she sorry because her music sucks so bad that her broke ass man had to buy 150 copies. He should have used that money to pay his damn taxes! Now somebody she paid is claiming she stole her song. Alisha Keys. Stop stealing other womens man. As a matter of fact. Why don't you and Fantasia come to gether and do a reality show on manstealers!

Anonymous said...

HIS CASE WILL BE DISMISSED... HE CAN SUE HER FOR SAYING LONELY GIRL IN A SONG... NOTHING ELSE IN HIS SONG IS SAME AS HERS... HE JUST WANT SOME MONEY
~DivaStatus

Pro Songwriter said...

While I DON'T care for Alicia Keys or her music, I can't see that Shuman has grounds for suit. You can't copyright a title, and there are no melodic similarities between the two songs. The two words or phrase 'lonely girl' are not enough. If that were the case, 'I love you' would NEVER be used in a song again...

Anonymous said...

Khandi Burress, Fantasia and Alica Keys should do a reality show called MAN STEALERS.

Anonymous said...

There are two things wrong here:
1. He does not have a case
2. She does not have a hit

Anonymous said...

^^haha!

Anonymous said...

Girl on Fire is terrible.

Anonymous said...

... who the Hell styled this girl??
In that picture she look a Hot mess.

Anonymous said...

Alice girl, you takin' notes from BeySTEALalot?

The Real Fedup said...

Sorry to say but the album sucks! Ever since she hook up with Tucan Sam she went downhill! The album can never be the level of Songs in A Minor and Diary of Alicia Keys! I've heard the snippets on iTunes and screamed this is "utter garbage". What happen to the soul R&B her music was base on!

Alicia do yourself a favor, drop Tucan Sam.

The Real Fedup said...

@345

Yep and all do a remake

SHE'S A MANIAC MANIAC ON THE RUN......

AND SHE STEALING YOUR MAN LIKE NEVER BEFORE.



Anonymous said...

This bitch stealing evvvery thang! Style,Husbands, Hit songs acting like they her own !! Somebody come get this bitch she out of Control.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Thought she wrote her own sh*t. No such thing as originality anymore. Smdh.
2:47 PM
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YOU MUST BE A BEYONCE STAN. YOUR COMMENT JUST SCREAMS, "STAN!, STAN!, STAN ALERT!" O AND I SEE WHAT'CHA WAS TRYING TO DO. o_O *SIDE EYE* YOU'RE NOT AS SLICK AS YOU THINK.

Anonymous said...

@11:06 PM

I immediately heard that song in my head, LMAO!

Anonymous said...

The public should sue MRS BEAKZ just for releasing a song. Her screeching is a crime.

Anonymous said...

This is the most annoying song to me.

Anonymous said...

This isn't worth the courts time to sue. He is just low on funds and needs money.

By the way, Alicia's album, "Girl on Fire" is a number 1 album in the U.S. and Canada. Her single, "Girl on Fire" is number 2 in R&B.

Alicia writes her own music and produces it. She is actually a musician.

Majority of people who post on here are negative and angry about their own life because Alicia is extremely talented.

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