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The Bellamy Brothers Accuse Britney Spears of Ripping Off Their Single

Photo Courtesy - Jive Records(NEW YORK) -- Country-pop duo The Bellamy Brothers are accusing Britney Spears of ripping off one of their other hits -- 1979's "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me."

Spears' new single is called "Hold it Against Me," and in a statement, David Bellamy said, "If you listen to the'll find some major similarities."  The chorus of Spears' single goes, "If I said I want your body now/Would you hold it against me."

David added that he and his bandmate and brother Howard "have no personal beef with Britney," calling her "a talented gal."  But, he added, "Professionally, well, in all honesty, we feel completely ripped off.  Where's the originality?"  Howard chimed in, "Hey, Britney -- if I said you ripped off our song, would you hold it against me?  Thanks."

It's worth noting that Spears didn't actually write "Hold it Against Me" -- it was written by four other people, including producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin.

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