Popular Bollywood song Tum Hi Ho from Aashiqui 2 is back in the news after American rapper T-Pain tweeted a new single titled That’s Yo Money which included Tum Hi Ho signature tune. A snippet from the new song was tweeted by the rapper on Friday but Bollywood music composer Mithoon was quick to call it out.
T-Pain — who has sung popular tracks like Freeze and Best Love Song — released his new track as a surprise for his fans. The song featured the tune originally composed by Mithoon.
— T-Pain (@TPAIN) December 14, 2018
Soon after the release of the track, Mithoon took to Twitter to express his concern over plagiarism of his original work. “Sir, the melody that you have used in your new song is my original work for a previously released Hindi film… the label is looking into this,” he wrote.
— Mithoon (@Mithoon11) December 15, 2018
Aashiqui 2 director Mohit Suri also expressed his concern when he heard the track:
— Mohit Suri (@mohit11481) December 15, 2018
Following this, the Grammy award winner’s song has been blocked on YouTube on copyright grounds. Previously, even Mithoon’s composition came under scrutiny when news broke that he’d copied a Morrocan song. However, whether Tum Hi Ho was copied or the original was sung as a cover by an Arabian artist remains unclear.