Pop singer Britney Spears' latest release, entitled Hold It Against Me, is subject of a brewing controversy and the singer is facing a lawsuit for "ripping off" the title of the track. American country/rock duo the Bellamy Brothers, are considering taking legal action against Spears over her latest single because the song is "too close" to the group's 1978 song If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me? David and Howard Bellamy, who comprised the Bellamy Brothers, have consulted attorneys because of plagiarism claims per reports in the Toronto Sun. David Bellamy stated in a recent interview: "We will without doubt take the appropriate legal action if our attorneys agree we've been ripped off. Surely there is more original stuff out there to do rather than rehash old titles."
Ms. Spears' rep issued a statement in reference to the possible lawsuit which read: "If this is now a legal matter than I am afraid we would have nothing to say until our lawyers have been alerted."
Here's the Bellamy Brothers' version of If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body...:
Here's Britney Spears' version of Hold It Against Me:
What do you think? Did Brit rip the Bellamy's off?
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