Sorry, Casey Dienel! Justin Bieber says he most definitely did not lift the catchy hooks from her song for Justin’s mega hit with Skrillex. To prove it, the DJ and producer has posted a video of how ‘Sorry’ was recorded and it’s all theirs. Justin’s message is loud and clear: ‘We don’t steal!’
BAM! Justin Bieber, 22, has just stuck a fork in the lawsuit by Casey Dienel, who performs as White Hinterland, who claimed that he stole a sample from one of he songs for “Sorry.” The singer revealed on May 26 that she was suing the Biebs and his producer Skrillex, 28, over not getting permission use the hook, but the super DJ has just showed off proof that the song is all theirs. Keep reading to see what the guys had to say!
“#wedontsteal @Skrillex @bloodpop #sorry :),” Justin told his 82 million Twitter followers May 27 when reposting Skrillex’ claim that, “SORRY but we didn’t steal this @justinbieber @bloodpop.” The super producer even included a video of him mixing the song and playing with the original writer’s recording, complete with the “ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh” hook in various pitches.
“The original acapella from the writing sessions of ‘Sorry’ by Julia,” he’s heard saying as a computer screen shows the lines of the audio. “Is it to late now to say sorry, cause I’m missing more than just your body” co-writer Julia Michaels’ voice is heard singing, along with the hook all in one session.
Skrillex then goes about taking it up and down “semi-tune” levels and you can hear the varying different tones until they settle on the higher pitched hook that is heard on Justin’s song. Looks like pretty clear evidence that they had their own singer do the hook and didn’t sample it from anyone else.
— Skrillex (@Skrillex) May 27, 2016
Casey claimed in her lawsuit that the guys stole the opening notes of her song “Ring the Bell,” but Skrillex clearly shows that it was their own writer’s session that produced the catchy hook and they definitely didn’t lift it from another artist.
She said on her Facebook account that, “Like most artists that sample music, Bieber could have licensed my song for use in ‘Sorry.’ But he chose not to contact me,” and that she was left to “stand up for my music and art,” via her copyright infringement suit. Unfortunately for Casey, Skrillex just proved that it wasn’t her on Justin’s record.
HollywoodLifers, do you think a judge will toss out Casey’s lawsuit after seeing Skrillex’s video?