Pharrell Williams was involved in his share of lawsuits last year -- from a spat with will.i.am over his i am OTHER brand to his part in a suit from Marvin Gaye's family concerning his work on Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." Now, another artist is accusing the singer/rapper/producer of ...lifting someone else's music for his personal gain, though this time, he'll likely avoid litigation of any kind. A tweet from Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos posted today (Jan. 31) alleges that Pharrell borrowed a riff from the band's hit "Take Me Out" for British singer Paloma Faith's "Can't Rely on You," a song on which Williams appears, wrote and produced.
"If you want to borrow a riff, just ask..." Kapranos tweeted, adding a link to the song's music video, which dropped earlier this month. Everyone needs to calm down and let The King Shine!!!! (on a serious note tho, if there is any truth to this, i (from a musicians perspective) would have loved to be asked)