The drama around Phyno’s I’m A Fan song featuring Decarlo and Mr. Eazi took a new turn when Decarlo claimed Phyno’s version wasn’t authorized.

The song appeared on Phyno’s sophomore album, The Playmaker, and passed by without any relative attention until May this year, when American singer Pia Mia released almost the exact same song.

Phyno never actually came out to say his song was stolen, nor did Pia Mia, to correct any issues that might have happened.

In a statement however, Decarlo claimed that Pia Mia’s version, which featured singer Jeremih, was the only “authorized” version of the song.

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The statement, released through The Bobby Taylor Company, reads:

“Just a couple weeks ago news broke about the alleged theft of the single “I’m A Fan” by rising American pop star Pia Mia. The song featured on Phyno’s most recent album “The Playmaker”.

“On the 26th of May 2017, Pia Mia released “I’m A Fan” featuring Jeremih under Interscope.

“Nigerian social media went into instant disbelief on the alleged theft and countless reactions have followed since as there have been observed similarities with both songs, these similarities include the beat, chorus, hook and some other noticeable elements. Now the song writer to whom the credits of “I’m A Fan” originally belonged to has decided to set things straight.

“”I wrote the original demo of “I’m A Fan” and pitched it to various artists. I worked with Pia Mia and Jeremih on the track and their song is the only version authorized”. – T Cole

“T Cole has refuted any claims that Phyno originally owned the song “I’m A Fan”, also stating that he actually pitched the demo to various artists. He also cleared the air on the Pia Mia allegations by stating that her song is the only authorized version.”

In response to DeCarlo’s claims, Phyno revealed his chats with the producer, where they agreed to a deal. The deal involved Phyno pushing a song for DeCarlo, and in return, the latter would produce a song for him.

Futhermore, Phyno also confirmed that DeCarlo knew about the song before it dropped, so he definitely couldn’t have stolen it.

We’d keep you updated as this saga continues.