Skrillex is now responding to a claim that he and Justin Bieber stole a riff featured in their hit song “Sorry” after being hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit.
Musician Casey Dienel, who also goes by White Hinterland, says that the duo stole a riff she used in her 2014 track, “Ring the Bell.”
Skrillex took to his Twitter to play the original track and show how the riff from “Sorry” was created out of writing session with singer-songwriter Julia Michaels.
“This is the original acapella from the writing sessions of ‘Sorry’ by Julia,” he explains before playing with her voice’s pitch from the recording.
Skrillex added in the caption, “SORRY but we didnt steal this 🙏🏻 @justinbieber @bloodpop.”
Watch the video below…