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Shakira accused of plagiarism

A Cuban singer has filed a complaint against Colombian pop stars Shakira and Carlos Vives, accusing them of plagiarising part of a song he wrote 10 years ago.

This is the second such case this week remember, after U2 found themselves accused of stealing the guitar riff for The Fly.

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Shakira and Vives’ hit, La Bicicleta, won record and song of the Year at the 2016 Latin Grammys.

The complaint was filed at a court in Spain, where Shakira lives.

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Cuban musician Livan Rafael Castellanos claims Shakira and Vives copied a line and part of the chorus of his 1997 song Yo Te Quiero Tanto.

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A spokesman for the court said the case centred around intellectual property and focuses mainly on the melody and the lyrics of the choruses of both songs.

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