Rapper accuses John Cena of stealing his lyrics in new diss track

In addition to The Attitude Adjustment and The Five Knuckle Shuffle, John Cena also spit lyrics. But in a shocking turn of events, a rapper has accused the sixteen-time World Champion of stealing his work.

Throughout his time in WWE, Cena emerged as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. He captivated fans with explosive performances and undeniable charisma. But while modern fans will remember him for his luminous orange T-shirts, older members of the WWE Universe reminisce over a much less PG gimmick.

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In 2002, Vince McMahon nearly made the unthinkable decision of releasing the future star from his contract. But then, Cena instead became ‘The Dr of Thuganomics’ and began terrorising the entire roster. His lines were crude and rude but quite frankly brilliant. He had a way of dismantling people in such an amusing fashion that even the most sensitive viewers could see the funny side.

But despite getting widespread acclaim for his witty lyrics, an artist has accused the wrestler of plagiarism.

Read: Five amazing WWE gimmick changes that saved wrestler careers.

John Cena caught stealing lyrics?

Like most musicians, Cena had his inspirations. He particularly enjoys the work of underground star Copywrite. However, the rapper doesn’t return the affection.

He’s recently released an album featuring a diss track entitled ‘Spoiler Alert / Have U Cena, in which he lays into the sporting icon. Copywrite claims that he first caught the WWE hero passing his work off as his own on YouTube.

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Copywrite’s label releases a statement

As per Wrestling Inc, the press release issued by his label included the following: “On his new album The High Exhaulted II, buzzing Columbus rapper Copywrite has shared news of an intriguing situation that occurred with WWE wrestler John Cena. On track 3, titled “Spoiler Alert / Have U Cena?”, he reveals that Cena stole his lyrics for his own music and WWE performances in a barrage of bars that dissect the fiasco with the wrestler.

“As Copy says, he first caught Cena stealing lyrics for his WWE act as a rapper on YouTube: “I got the news from a fan out the blue, at first I think was the truth / til he sent the YouTube link as the proof / now I’m tryna think what to do”. Embarrassingly for Cena, it was in fact glaringly obvious to the veteran rapper that his lyrics had been ripped off without permission, as Copy rhymes “bit it, it was so apparent”. After a beat switch, the second half of the track ups the ante even further and finds him coming at Cena with sharply-crafted, fierce bars.

“Lines like “lies, what your rap career is based on” and “right now, John loves to play emcee” expose Cena’s biting vehemently, driving home the point that he used many lifted lyrics to formulate his rap act for WWE.

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“Spoiler Alert / Have U Cena?” is a potent diss track that attacks Cena from all angles, taking no prisoners in the process. In hip-hop history, biting lyrics and styles has always been a cardinal sin. And it appears Cena has committed these sins in regards to stealing shamelessly. “Spoiler Alert / Have U Cena?” offers interesting surprises at every turn. Copy sharply dissects the situation and throws lyrical darts at Cena with each bar.”

Fans now eagerly await to see whether the Dr of Thuganomics will respond and return for one last rap battle.

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