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Before I get into this…can someone please explain to me why people wait so long to sue over a song that’s so old? I mean, if u really wanted your $$$ for a song you wrote, why didn’t you file charges earlier?

Anyhoo, Usher is being sued by songwriter Ernest Lee Straughter because he claims Usher stole his chart topper “Burn” from him. Straugther says he created a song entitled “The Reasons Why,” which showed up on an album by the R&B group Reel Tight under the name “No More Pain” in late 1998 and believes Usher used that material to create “Burn.”

Listen: Usher “Burn”

Listen: Reel Tight “No More Pain”

So what do you think? Did Usher jack his song?

via Media MRS.

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