Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck have been accused of plagiarism as they’ve allegedly stolen music lyrics from a poem written by a prisoner.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor and the guitarist dropped their album titled 18 weeks after Depp received the extremely publicized defamation case in opposition to ex-wife Amber Heard.
In a report revealed by Rolling Stone, it has been claimed that the monitor of the duo Unhappy Mom***** Parade has lyrics that had been truly written by an incarcerated man named Slim Wilson.
The poems of Wilson, whose actual title was Willie Davis, referred to as “toasts” had been documented in a 1974 guide Get You’re A** in The Water and Swim Like Me by folklorist Bruce Jackson.
Jackson met the prisoner, who was convicted for homicide and theft, whereas he served time in in Missouri State Penitentiary, as per the publication.
Depp and Beck’s monitor has traces strikingly related with that of Wilson’s poem titled “Hobo Ben”, which he stated in 1964.
“The one two traces I may discover in the entire piece that [Depp and Beck] contributed are ‘Large time mom****r’ and ‘Bust it right down to my degree,’” Jackson informed the outlet.
“All the pieces else is from Slim’s efficiency in my guide. I’ve by no means encountered something like this. I’ve been publishing stuff for 50 years, and that is the primary time anyone has simply ripped one thing off and put his personal title on it,” he added.
Jackson and his lawyer son, Michael Lee Jackson, are reportedly exploring authorized motion in opposition to the musicians.