Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran team up for their new song “I Don’t Care,” but eagle-eared fans have accused them of borrowing the melody from Cheryl‘s 2014 hit of the same name.
Says one fan:
‘Conspiracy theory: Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran just sang Cheryl Cole’s “I don’t Care” and re-released it.’
Others advised Cheryl to seek legal action, with one posting: ‘Hey @CherylOfficial what’s with @justinbieber and @edsheeran ripping off your ‘I don’t care’ song. Get some royalties on that s**t.’
‘@CherylOfficial girl you should sue ed sheeran he copied your song,’ wrote another.
A representative for Cheryl declined to comment when approached by DailyMailOnline.
Representatives for Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber have yet to respond.
Listen to both below, and decide for yourself. (via Daily Mail; photos: Avalon)