*John Legend is denying allegations that he copied a track from an aspiring artist who is suing him for plagiarism, insisting he would “never steal anyone’s song.”
Anthony Stokes has filed suit against the R&B crooner, claiming he handed Legend a demo tape after a concert in 2004 and later heard similarities with his work in the artist’s 2006 recording, “Maxine’s Interlude,” from the album “Once Again.” [Scroll down to listen.]
Stokes claims Legend’s song is based on his own track “Where Are You Now?,” a line Legend repeats in “Maxine’s Interlude,” but the singer has vehemently denied the allegations and has vowed to fight the case in court.
“This gentleman made an accusation that’s not true and we know it’s not true,” he tells E! Online. “I never heard of his song until he sued me. I would never steal anyone’s song. I’ve never, ever done that before. Never even been accused of it before, and we will fight it in court and we will prevail. I’m not worried about it. I know the truth is on my side.”