WASHINGTON -- "Baby, baby, baby," Justin Bieber and Usher are facing a $10 million lawsuit for allegedly stealing hit song "Somebody to Love."
Songwriters Devin Copeland and Mareio Overton filed a complaint in Virginia federal court Thursday claiming that Bieber and Usher "clearly copied" the song from a track of the same name that originally appeared on Copeland's 2008 album.
According to The Washington Post,
Devin Copeland and Mareio Overton allege that they wrote and recorded a song called “Somebody to Love” in 2008 and later played it for some talent scouts who they claim played it for R&B superstar Usher -- and that a similar tune by the same name, performed by Usher and Bieber, ended up on a Bieber CD in 2010.
Usher's version of “Somebody to Love" was uploaded to YouTube as a demo, while Bieber's version was released as a single and went to Number 15 on the charts.
The lawsuit alleges numerous similarities between the two versions of the song, including "nearly identical opening lyrics."
E! has a copy of the lawsuit, which specifically requests "an amount not less than Ten Million and 00/100 Dollars ($10,000,000.00) or other such amount as may be proven at trial."
Bieber's weekend only got worse when he was "attacked" by a fan onstage in Dubai Sunday.
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