Casey Dienel, the musician who records under the name White Hinterland, is suing Justin Bieber, Skrillex, BloodPop, and the team of writers behind “Sorry,” claiming that the hit contains “unique characteristics of the female vocal riff” from her 2014 song “Ring The Bell.” Skrillex’s Jack Ü partner Diplo weighed in earlier today, suggesting that Bieber’s legal team will end up settling out of court, and now Skrillex has responded to the lawsuit with a video showing exactly how the vocal sample in question was produced using songwriter Julia Michaels’ original a cappella sessions:
— SKRILLEX (@Skrillex) May 27, 2016
To be fair, though, even if it’s not an actual sample, that doesn’t necessarily prove that it’s not a ripoff. BloodPop talked to Stereogum last fall about writing “Sorry” with Skrillex and Bieber. You can read the Q&A here.
UPDATE: Bieber has chimed in with hashtag, and was retweeted by BloodPop…
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) May 28, 2016