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Saturday February 1, 2014 12:19 pm

Pharrell Accused of Plagiarizing Franz Ferdinand Song

Pharrell WilliamsPerhaps Pharrell shouldn't break out the champagne glasses for his Grammy wins just yet.

The 40-year-old producer/singer/Arby's hat lover has been accused of stealing the rift from the 2004 Franz Ferdinand song "Take Me Out" for the Paloma Faith track he produced, titled "Can't Rely on You."

"Hey @Pharrell - I love your tunes. If you want to borrow a riff, just ask... [sic]," Alex Kapranos - Franz Ferdinand frontman - wrote on Twitter yesterday.

Although Kapranos seems to have taken the plagiarizing in good humor (he later pointed out another similarity between a popular contemporary tune and one from 1986: "THAT's what it is! Royals by Lorde sounds like You're The Voice by John Farnham. A wee bit."), Pharrell has yet to respond. Kapranos hasn't stated whether he'll pursue legal action against him.

Read More | The Huffington Post

This is not the first time in the past year that Pharrell has been associated with a plagiarism allegation: Marvin Gaye's family filed a lawsuit last year against Robin Thicke over his song, "Blurred Lines," on which Pharrell was featured.

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