A couple of weeks ago, news broke about the alleged theft of the single, “I’m A Fan” by rising American pop star, Pia Mia. The song, released on May 26, 2017, featured on Phyno’s most recent album, “The Playmaker.”
However, torrents of reactions have since followed the alleged theft on social media with many observing that there are striking similarities between the two songs, in terms of the beat, chorus, hook and other visible elements. Last Friday, songwriter, T Cole, to whom the credits of “I’m A Fan” originally belonged to, tweeted that only Pia Mia has the authourised version of the song.
“I wrote the original demo of “I’m A Fan” and pitched it to various artists. I worked with Pia Mia and Jeremih on the track and their song is the only version authorized,” he revealed. T Cole has refuted any claims that Phyno originally owned the song “I’m A Fan”, stating that he actually pitched the demo to various artists.
The rap star released his version of the ‘disputed song’ in November, 2016 while Pia Mia dropped hers in May, 2017. Now, the question on the lips of many is, who is the original owner of ‘I’m A Fan’?
Listen to both tracks below….