Todrick Hall Accuses Beauty Brand of 'Stealing' His Song: 'I Call This Shady'

Todrick Hall
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Todrick Hall attends "The Greatest Dancer" photocall at Soho Hotel on Dec. 2, 2019 in London, England.

Singer and actor Todrick Hall has accused German beauty brand Douglas Cosmetics of ripping off one of his songs for a recent commercial.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday (March 10), Hall released a video of a campaign from the company featuring a song that bore a similar beat and melody to his 2019 track "Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels," with the models in the video listing off steps of a skincare regimen. In the caption, Hall called the commercial "disrespectful" and appeared to threaten legal action. "Dear @douglas_cosmetics Ummm Really? I’m not USUALLY a 'lawsuit kinda guy' but this is just plain disrespectful," he wrote. "Ooooooh y’all about to GET IT! Is this even legal?"

Hall continued, saying that even if the company was parodying his song, he felt they still crossed a line. "I get it when it’s done for parody purposes but this is a commercial people. Just sounds WAYYYYY too familiar," he wrote, before calling his fans to action. "Do better people, don’t steal someone’s ideas for the sole purpose of advertising your company. I call this SHADY, what do you think? Plz send comments to @douglas_cosmetics & tell them to fix this!"

Douglas Cosmetics did not respond to a request for comment from Billboard at press time. Check out Hall's post on Instagram below:


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