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Talib Kweli denies Peter Andre collaboration: 'They took my verse without permission'

RHIAN JONES
Talib Kweli

American rapper Talib Kweli has revealed that he did not give permission for one of his verses to be used on a track on Peter Andre’s ninth album, Angels & Demons.

The tracklist for the record includes a 'feature' from Kweli on the song Fly Away, in addition to collaborations with the late Bee Gee Robin Gibb and a cameo from So Solid Crew’s Lisa Maffia.

The verse in question appears to be lifted from a track bearing the same title that appears on Attack The Block, a mixtape Kweli made with DJ/producer Z-Trip that was released in September.

Kweli reportedly attempted to contact Andre’s team to resolve the issue, but when he received a “disrespectful” response he took to Twitter air his frustration:

"@TalibKweli whoever produced Fly Away for @mrpeterandre is a douchebag. They took my verse from another song w/out permission. It's abt to be a fun week"

"@TalibKweli How somebody tell you you on an album you never recorded on? then when you hit they mgr he like "what, we gave u publishing!" lol"

"@TalibKweli I harbored no ill will towards @mrpeterandre had he simply reached out I may have even done a song. I'm not a snob. But...."

"@TalibKweli That ain't happen. I reached out to @mrpeterandre ppl to resolve this before I went public & they response was disrespectful. #sohereweare"

Andre and his team are yet to issue a public response.

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