One day after indie noise-pop outfit Sleigh Bells tweeted their displeasure with Demi Lovato, alleging she sampled two of their songs without permission, reps for the pop star have provided a response.
On Nov. 2, Sleigh Bells alleged Demi’s “Stars,” a bonus track on her new album Confident, included uncleared samples from their songs “Riot Rhythm” and “Infinity Guitars.” But according to the track’s producers, Lovato herself had nothing to do with the production — and their production had nothing to do with samples from any band.
.@ddlovato Demi Lovato flattered you guys sampled Infinity Guitars & Riot Rhythm for “Stars” but we were not contacted. Gotta clear those.
— SLEIGH BELLS (@sleighbells) November 2, 2015
“We did not use any samples in Demi Lovato’s song ‘Stars.’ Demi was also not involved with the production,” producer Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub said through Lovato’s reps. “She only wrote top line.”
Sleigh Bells, however, are sticking to their guns. “I can confirm that the band feels their music has been sampled without proper clearance and are seeking all available remedies with Island Records,” a rep for the band told Rolling Stone.
Listen to the three songs in question below.