New Jersey rappers Mir Pesos and Mir Fontane say that Cardi B ripped off the chorus from their 2020 album “Stuck.” The allegations started just a few hours after she released her latest song, “Up” on YouTube and streaming platforms.
A video they posted online shows Cardi B’s version, where she raps, “If it’s up, then it’s up, then it’s up then it’s stuck,” while Mir Pesos and Mir Fontane’s version of “Stuck” features a similar hook: “If it’s up, then it’s stuck / Up then it’s stuck, yeah.”
See two versions here:
— mir Pesos (@PocketRocketPes) February 5, 2021
Another New Jersey artist, Demetry Groove, says he dropped his song a week before Cardi B’s trending ‘Up’ and the beat and melody were similar to his.
Dropped my song and video a week ago. Tap in…??♂️. Similar asf to me. pic.twitter.com/r3PFzP5BFe
— Demetry Groove (@demetrygroove) February 6, 2021
Cardi B responds to allegations of plagiarism
Cardi B responded to the allegations saying, “check your buddy’s date” with a video clip where she previewed the new song in a conversation with Meg Thee Stallion last year on the 7thof August.
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) February 5, 2021
The phrase “It’s up, it’s stuck” isn’t new in the Hip Hop community, many artists have used it as part of their raps. According to Genius.com, which has the world’s biggest collection of song lyrics and musical knowledge; there are close to 100 variations of “it’s up, it’s stuck” in songs by artists including Lil Baby, Kevin Gates, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, as well as Travis Scott.