Bellamys weigh legal action against Britney
Thursday, January 13, 2011
– The Bellamy Brothers seem to be mulling over whether to take legal action against Britney Spears over her new single, which the brothers claim is similar to their hit If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me.
Spears' song is Hold It Against Me, and the grinding and musical qualities of the song have nothing in common with the Bellamys Tex-Mex country feel.
After releasing a Tuesday statement directed at Spears and questioning her ethics in recording the song, the Bellamy Brothers said in a press release Thursday night, "Most are asking the question, 'Will we see a lawsuit?' It's possible. Earlier today, the brothers' Nashville publicist confirmed the group has indeed decided to 'weigh their legal options.'"
"The country music duo is claiming Spears 'ripped off' their 1979 hit, If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me" the press release said.
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