Entertainment / Celebs And Viral

Genevieve Vieira
1 minute read
7 Sep 2015
8:00 am

Is Black Coffee a copy cat?

Genevieve Vieira

Black Coffee, real name Nathi Maphumulo, recently released the artwork for his upcoming fifth studio album – which was set for release later this week – on Instagram, only to come under fire for its likeness to American RnB singer Ledisi's 2011 release.

The album artwork not only bares many similarities but has the exact same album name, Pieces Of Me, prompting an uproar among fans on social media. Though many have refuted the fact this is a mere coincidence, Maphumulo upholds his innocence in the matter.

Unwilling to answer any questions, Black Coffee’s manager Amaru da Costa of Soulistic Music released a statement on social media, asserting, “Due to the quick thinking of Black Coffee fans, Soulistic Music has been made aware of the existence of an album similar to the fifth artist album by Black Coffee … We are addressing this at present and would like to extend our thanks to Black Coffee’s fans for bringing this to our attention.”