Demi Lovato's Camp Denies Stealing Sleigh Bells' Sample for Her Song "Stars"

But the pop duo's not having it.

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If Demi Lovato's track "Stars," sounds familiar, it may or may not be because it bares a striking resemblance to Sleigh Bells "Infinity Guitars," AKA the epic, guitar-riffed anthem from The Bling Ring trailer.

The Brooklyn-based pop duo feels so strongly that two of their samples (the other being "Riot Rhythm") were swiped without permission, they took to Twitter to air their grievances.

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In response, the producers of Lovato's songs, Carl Falk and Rami, adamantly denied using Sleigh Bells' work for the song, as well as cleared Lovato's name.

"We did not use any samples in Demi Lovato's song 'Stars,'" they told Rolling Stone in a joint statement. "Demi was also not involved with the production. She only wrote top line."

Despite this, Sleigh Bells is not backing down. "I can confirm that the band feels their music has been sampled without proper clearance and are seeking all available remedies with [Lovato's record label] Island Records," their rep revealed. As for Lovato herself, she has declined to comment.

As fans of both of these artists, the situation is kind of a bummer. But whatever the case is behind the production, it's safe to say that it seems there was no intentional wrong doing on Lovato's part. 

Listen to all the songs below:

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