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Demi Lovato producers deny sampling Sleigh Bells songs

"We did not use any samples in Demi Lovato's song 'Stars,'" producers Rami and Carl Falk said.

By Annie Martin
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Demi Lovato producers deny sampling Sleigh Bells songs
Demi Lovato sings the National Anthem prior to the New York Mets playing the Kansas City Royals in game 4 of the World Series on October 31, 2015. The singer's producers denied sampling Sleigh Bells songs for Lovato's track 'Stars.' File photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Demi Lovato's production team has denied sampling Sleigh Bells songs for the singer's track "Stars."

Producers Rami and Carl Falk issued a statement through the 23-year-old pop star's reps after the indie band accused Lovato of sampling two of their songs without permission.

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"@ddlovato Demi Lovato flattered you guys sampled Infinity Guitars & Riot Rhythm for 'Stars' but we were not contacted. Gotta clear those," Sleigh Bells tweeted Monday.

"We did not use any samples in Demi Lovato's song 'Stars,'" Rami and Falk responded. "Demi was also not involved with the production. She only wrote top line."

"Stars" appears on Lovato's fifth studio album, Confident, released Oct. 16, while "Infinity Guitars" and "Riot Rhythm" hail from Sleigh Bells' record Treats, which debuted in May 2010. The band believes Lovato used their drum lines for her song.

The accusation set off a firestorm on Twitter, but Lovato herself has yet to address the controversy. Sleigh Bells responded to the deluge of angry comments from the singer's fans by tweeting, "Hot damn Demi fans you guys are [expletive] live I respect that."

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