We were stunned earlier this week when we saw a performance from pop star Doja Cat at the MTV European Music Awards, where she offered a metal remix of her pop smash "Say So." Some fans immediately noticed the solos sounded familiar, and they were from guitar shredder Plini.
The Plini solo comes from the song "Handmade Cities" off the album of the same name, which came out in 2016. At the time, he wrote "someone tell @DojaCat that if she digs the arrangement of this at 2:50 onwards, then she would love my song "handmade cities""
He has since elaborated on his Instagram page, adding these comments:
in case you missed it, @dojacat ‘s recent performance of “say so” for MTV borrowed a few elements from my song “handmade cities” for its new live arrangement. i think it’s an awesome performance (shout out to the homie @laribasilio – sick playing!) and more than anything, find it absolutely hilarious that something i wrote 4 years ago in my bedroom would find its way here.
the lack of prior communication about it or proper credit upon release is disappointing but not particularly surprising in a sector of the industry that is usually more interested in clout than creativity. (it’s being sorted now, but would have been cooler a million views ago)
if you read this far, and are new to my music, you can preorder my upcoming album from the link in my bio. in the words of @iamdarionjavon – you’ve never heard me produce/arrange ANYthing like this before 😈🤟🔥
It's good to see Plini has a good attitude about the incident.