Little Mix Hit Back At Claims They ‘Copied’ Another Band’s Song

After fans noticed similarities between Shout Out To My Ex and G.R.L.'s Ugly Heart, the ladies speak out in defence of their #1 hit...

The Little Mix girls have responded to comparisons between their #1 hit Shout Out To My Ex and G.R.L.’s Ugly Heart.

Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall were accused of ‘copying’ the band’s 2014 track after they debuted their latest single on The X Factor earlier this month.

On Twitter, messages popped up such as: ‘Shoutout to my ex kinda sounds like ugly heart by GRL,’ and: ‘On my first listen of Shout Out To My Ex. Um…it’s Ugly Heart? It’s exactly the same [sic].’

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Even G.R.L. responded to the speculation, simply Tweeting on their official account: ‘#ShoutOutToUglyHeart.’

Oosh. Just a teeny bit of shade there…

Others have stuck up for LM, with one writing: ‘Just like with CFTS & Jessie J’s Domino, SOTME & Ugly Heart have the same chord progression that thousands of pop songs have. Means nothing.’

Another said: ‘Well, that’s kinda true that sotme sounds like ugly heart, but perfect sounds like style and no one had a problem with that?’

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G.R.L. directed a sassy Tweet at Little Mix

Now Little Mix themselves have spoken out, with Jade telling a Belgium radio station: ‘We’re actually friends with Emmalyn from G.R.L. and she loves the song.

‘Every song is going to have a similar chord sequence, slightly similar lyrics and melodies. It happens all the time. It doesn’t mean that they’re not both incredible songs.

‘I think maybe because it was a girl band as well. I just think people like to have something negative to say.’

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Little Mix are at #1 with Shout Out To My Ex

Leigh-Anne added that G.R.L.’s song sounds ‘a lot more country’ than their own.

However, Perrie and Jesy were a little less friendly. Pezza said: ‘I just think, stop trying to hop on the bandwagon,’ before Jesy swiped: ‘Stop trying to get publicity!’

Crikey. Let’s hope this lot don’t end up in the same room together anytime soon…