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PLINI Comments on Pop Star DOJA CAT's Sampling of His Guitar Work

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.

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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 😈🤟🔥

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It's good to see Plini has a good attitude about the incident.

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