In a shocking news reaching us this morning, South Africa songstress Boity, stole the lyrics of her to her song “Bakae”.
According to reports from South Africa news site, All4Women, Boity, allegedly stole the lyrics, flow and structure of UK based female rapper and Youtuber, Karen Francis.
The report, is based on a post made by Karen, on her her Instagram handle which questioned the legitimacy of most singers around the world.
According to All4Women, upon reaching out to Karen, she disclosed that she was in utter shock, as the song Bakae by Boity, portrayed her song titled “Cake” in so many ways.
Speaking to All4Women, Karen said:
“I listened to Bakae and I was in a completely state of shock because I recognised so many elements of the song instantly. I could recognise my signature and my structure on Boity’s verses. I’m a songwriter and I can write a song in minutes. I took time to really structure that song [Cake] to really put my signature on it and show a part of me that people are not acquainted.”
Remember that Boity, last year, was accused of not being the real owner of her song Wuz Dat, that, rapper, Nasty C whom she had featured in the record, was the one who had given her the lyrics which she used in/on the track.
See Karen’s posts below:
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Well ain’t this a funny coincidence that your flow/style & mine sound similar🤔Flows are getting bit in broad day light huh.. ok h*** re tlaa di bonela ko pele, you & the n***s that write your songs nxla! le tletse masepa waitse. Wrong b*** !! As if I’m here on another continent without ears smh enjoy the glory while it lasts. What kind of f****d up coincidence is this???Now I can write a song in minutes I took a whole day to structure CAKE, this s*** ain’t adding up??? Which n*** thought it was a good idea to do this?? I done asked everybody’s opinion before jumping the gun! s*** still not adding up, a lot of people in the industry in SA had my track. I know money can buy a lot of things, apparently it can also bite flows, the song structure is what gave it away. Some shady s*** is going on here! This s*** ain’t adding up!!! I thought ya’ll had a lot of songs 😑 this one sounds recent, nxla! Fame e tlaa le bolaya. A re bakae, re teng mma FOH with that bulls***, it’s basically the same song bruh! #Boity #bakae #reallybitch #reallynigga #imupset #jozi #johannesburg #wtf #mzansi #southafrica #plagiarism #plagiarism #plagiarism
Karen, is seriously hurt, as she feels her work of over 13 years could be tarnished plagiarism in a twinkle of an eye by one of South Africa famous rappers.
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Preach! Imagine when I found out who Sizwe Moekesti was, one of SA’s favourite rappers credited to the track smh 🤦🏽♀️ 13 years it took me to build this skill but nah overnight wena you feel you can just have it. Wrong Tswana girl. My mother didn’t break her back investing in my future so you could play me. The disrespect. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ 🎧No Frauds – Nicki Minaj #foodforthought #truth #plagiarism #bakae #boity #mzansi #southafrica #karenfrancis #cake
What’s your taken on the whole issue on ground? Who are you supporting?