Jessie J knows who she is, but we're pretty sure one thing she'd deny is being a thief.
Will Loomis, frontman for the band Loomis & the Lust, is suing rising the British songstress for copyright infringement, accusing her of ripping off their song "Bright Red Chords" for her top 10 hit, "Domino."
Per the lawsuit filed on June 25 in a federal court in California and obtained by E! News, Loomis' lawyers claim "Bright Red Chords" is the pop rockers' "most popular" ditty, the composition for which Loomis wrote and then registered with the U.S. Copyright office on Oct. 10, 2008.
Loomis' camp alleges the song produced by 24-year-old Jessie J, real name Jessica Cornish, and a team of songwriters in August 2011 contained "substantially similar compositional elements" from his song for their single, "Domino," off her new album Who You Are, which infringed on the musician's copyright and causing "irreparable injury."
"The arrangements are virtually identical," said Loomis' lawyer, Chris Arledge, who's seeking $150,000 in statutory damages on behalf of his client.
A rep for Jesse J could not be reached for comment.
Ironically, Loomis uploaded a YouTube video comparing "Domino" and "Bright Red Chords," but it was later blocked on copyright grounds by Universal Music Group, which is listed as a defendant in the complaint along with Lava Records and Universal Republic Records.
"If Jessie J and the record labels have an explanation other than infringement, we'd love to hear it," noted Arledge, who added "links exist" between Loomis and Jessie that may have led to the infringement, though he declined to divulge them citing pending litigation.
In any case, Loomis subsequently re-posted a new compare-and-contrast clip today which you can find here. We've also embedded both videos separately below so fans of both artists can judge for themselves.
What do you make of the two tracks? Sound off in the comments!
—Additional reporting by Baker Machado