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Cuban singer Livam Rafael Castellanos accuses Shakira of plagiarism

Livam Rafael Castellanos Has Filed A Complaint Against The Two Colombian Artists, Claiming They Took A Line And A Portion Of The Chorus To “Yo Te Quiero Tanto', Which He Wrote A Decade Ago, Without His Permission.

PTI | Updated on: 03 Mar 2017, 11:09:13 AM
Cuban singer Livam Rafael Castellanos accuses Shakira of plagiarism (File Photo)


A Cuban musician has accused Shakira and Vives of stealing parts of their hit 2016 song “La Bicicleta” from him. Livam Rafael Castellanos has filed a complaint against the two Colombian artists, claiming they took a line and a portion of the chorus to “Yo Te Quiero Tanto”, which he wrote a decade ago, without his permission.

According to BBC, the claim was filed at a court in Spain, where Shakira lives.

Bicicleta was a chart-topping hit that was awarded a Latin Grammy last year.

Shakira is yet to comment on the accusations.



A Kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban Kansas City bar has been released from the hospital.

Ian Grillot was one of three men shot February 22 at Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe, Kansas. One of the men, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, was killed. Kuchibhotla’s friend, Alok Madasani, was wounded.

The University of Kansas Health System said in a statement on Thursday that Grillot was released from the hospital Tuesday.

A bullet hit Grillot in the hand and entered his chest when he tried to stop the suspected gunman, 51-year-old Adam Puriton, of Olathe. Puriton is charged with murder and attempted murder.

Witnesses say Puriton shouted racial slurs before shooting Kuchibhotla and Madasani, natives of India who were engineers at GPS-maker Garmin. 

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First Published : 03 Mar 2017, 10:57:00 AM