Eddie Murphy may have a lot of fans, but he may have just gained some enemies. The hit Hollywood actor is being accused of jacking styles and sounds from Musiq Soulchild and Syleena Johnson for his upcoming album, '9'.
Murphy recently dropped the new single "Red Light," featuring Snoop Lion, which comes shortly after Musiq and Syleena released their lead offering "Feel The Fire," off their September 24th similar titled duet album, '9INE'. The collaborative project is being produced by hitmaker Kemar McGregor (Gyptian, Beenie Man, Barrington Levy, Marcia Griffiths, Beres Hammond, Elephant Man, etc), who is said to have been contacted by Murphy's camp to produce tracks for his project.
"Eddie Murphy is a Hollywood superstar and Snoop Lion is a major hip-hop artist. For them to steal an idea from two R&B singers and a Jamaican reggae producer shows a lack of respect,” states Kemar McGregor. “We have been working on this idea since November of last year. The idea has been publicized on Billboard.com, on TV and on the internet. There has been footage of the sessions on the R&B Divas TV show, and there is footage on YouTube about how the 9ine concept came about. There's evidence and proof that the concept for the idea is ours."
No word from Murphy's camp regarding the theft accusation.