Logan Paul has been accused of lifting lyrics from the band Flobots in his new song "No Handlebars."
The Denver based group claims Logan appropriated lyrics and the hook from their “Handlebars,” which goes: “I can ride a bike with no handlebars.”
The Flobots song, which hit in 2008, got to number 4 on the UK Singles Chart, 37 on the US Billboard Hot 100, 30 on US Pop Songs (Billboard) and number 3 on the US Alternative Songs Chart(Billboard), is not widely known, particularly by Logan's fan-base.
The fact Logan used the hook is not in question from fans of either party.
"I can ride my bike with no handlebars"
"I can ride your girl with no handlebars"
The opening track is the same as the original, only spaced a few beats
— Chef Jared (@KriptiKBeaT) November 27, 2017
— AHMİRAN (@neoluyorbana) November 27, 2017
I heard a song by some dude named @LoganPaul and it was weird, like I heard it somewhere else before. Anyway, the @flobots are dope. That Logan guy should look to them for inspiration, or maybe just blatantly jack their music and turn into something shallow and simple minded.
— Custodian Chronicles (@TimWillHunting) November 24, 2017
Yeah he Robin Thick'd you guys lol smh sue him, straight up plagiarism at its best. 😞
— Murland Pierre 🇭🇹 (@mimine089) November 25, 2017
Flobots have taken the charges a step further, calling Logan's lyrics "rampant misogyny and tone def douchebaggery."
— Flobots (@flobots) November 24, 2017
In Logan's version of the song lyrics go:
I've been cycling on your chick/She be grippin' on my... grips
When she come it wet, Jacuzzi/When we done she can't stand/Tell her "pop that kickstand
Bring a friend go tandem/No helmet, no con/Damn... that's not safe
Logan reached out via Twitter to Flobots for them to DM him. It is unclear if they have done so yet.