Judge rules Shakira's 'Loca' rip off from Dominican artist's 90's song
A Manhattan federal judge has ruled that Shakira's 'Loca' is copied from Dominican artist Ramon Arias Vasquez's "Loca con su Tiguere" from the late 1990.
According to the officials, the Colombian pop sensation's single may be based on the 2007 song by Dominican rapper El Cata, whose real name is Eduardo Edwin Bello Pou, but later said that Bello's version of "Loca con su Tiguere," which was also distributed by Sony, actually copied Vasquez's work, the New York Post reported.
Sony has been currently booked for unspecified money damages, while Bello has denied copying the song and has insisted that he penned the tune from memories of rain falling on his stepfather's tin roof and that it was inspired by his relationship with his ex-wife. She was from a wealthy background, whereas he was from a poor background.
(Posted on 21-08-2014)