via EEWMagazine-Tyra Wright:
One of Capitol Records’ newest signees, Queen Naija, an urban singer and YouTube star, has been accused of stealing the melody and music of one of Gospel’s most respected artists.
When the 22-year-old released her newest single, “Karma,” some folks noted that it sounded just like Pastor John P. Kee’s 2012 mega hit “Life & Favor (You Don’t Know My Story).”
His song peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs charts and went on to spend 52 weeks on the charts. The discovery of the songs’ similarities was first made by a YouTube pair that goes by the name “TnK SQUAD.”
EEW Magazine editors reached out to Capitol Records for a statement regarding the matter, but a representative did not immediately respond for comment.
When Kee, an eight-time GRAMMY® nominee and multiple Stellar Award-winner heard “Karma,” the 56-year-old noted that the key and tempo are, in fact, the same as “Life & Favor.” Some of Queen’s fans began attacking Kee for weighing in.
Those that do not know Kee is considered legendary among Gospel fans. were disrespectful, dismissing him as a “hater,” insulting him, and accusing him of going after the young breakout singer.
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