Shakira denies Plagarising Grammy Award-Winning Hit ‘La Bicicleta’

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Popular Colombia singers Shakira and Carlos Vives appeared at a Madrid court on Wednesday for the charge against them, the duo are accused of plagiarising  part of their Grammy award-winning hit “La Bicicleta”.

Music publisher MDRB filed a complaint in 2017 in a commercial court in Madrid on behalf of Livan Rafael Castellanos, a Cuban singer known as Livam who alleges that the catchy tune copies parts of the melody and lyrics from his own song called “Yo te quiero tanto” (I love you so much).

Shakira told the court when she was asked about Livram’s song, “I had never heard it in my life.”

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Vives, 57, who composed “Yo te quiero tanto” with music producer Andres Castro, also said he did not know the song or Livam.

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