Exclusive: Bibi Bourelly, Writer Of Rihanna's 'BBHMM,' Speaks Out On Plagiarism Allegations
Bibi Bourelly, writer of Rihanna's "BBHMM," sets the record straight on plagiarism allegations.
Early last week, a Houston rapper named Just Brittany came forth and claimed Rihanna's latest single's title "Bitch Better Have My Money" was allegedly copied from her track of a similar name, "Betta Have My Money." Now, the writer of Rih's certified club banger, Bibi Bourelly, is speaking out against those allegations.
The 20-year-old singer/songwriter said she felt a way upon hearing this absurd news. "It's like you dedicate [your] entire life to something, you know? You fight for something and actually put the work in, and sacrifice time, like your parents told you to do in order to be 'successful,' just so when you finally reach a victory and it's time to celebrate, some obstacle is there to pull you back down again," she said in an email to VIBE. "But that's life, I guess."
The Berlin native also dropped a little knowledge on the influence of the phrase "BBHMM" in hip-hop, which has been around even "before my time." However, she's not speaking from a place of spite. "I don't want to bash anybody or be bitter or mean. I just want to be able to celebrate our victory," she said. "A lot of things change when one is granted success, random people pop up, and a lot of the adjustments are rough. My way of coping with them is through focusing on the things that I have accomplished and the things that are yet to come."
Check back with VIBE for Bibi's full-length feature in the next installment of VIBE's Views From The Studio series.
Photo Credit: Instagram/ @bibibourelly