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Zayn Malik Addresses Lil Wayne Controversy

02/22/2016
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(Radio.com) When music lovers laid eyes on Zayn Malik's new album cover for Mind of Mine, many noticed a striking similarity to Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III. Twitter devolved into speculation--was it homage, coincidence, or a straight-up ripoff?

Both albums feature childhood photos of their lead artists, superimposed with tattoos they'd accumulate later in life. Malik waded into the controversy on Twitter with a series of messages:

"I'm not tryna be no rapper, my album is me a child .. My ideas have been with me a long time," he tweeted. "Use your brain, appreciate art don't discriminate what you don't understand." Read more here.

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