Mariah Carey dropped a sultry new single on Thursday titled “GTFO”, and EDM fans were quick to recognize the sample as Porter Robinson’s “Goodbye To A World.” Mariah’s single is a fun anthem for dumping a cheating boyfriend, with lines such as: “Don’t tell me these lies when you’re bluffing/How ’bout you get the fuck out?”
Despite Mariah Carey’s fans digging the message and the sound of the track, Porter Robinson fans were not so excited.
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Questions arose on social media as to whether the song ripped off the Robinson track, or whether he was credited on the scarily similar “GTFO”. According to Genius, Robinson is credited as a writer, along with a sample credit.
Despite the apparent accreditation of Robinson’s work, EDM fans took to social media to express annoyance, because the producer of Mariah’s track made little to no effort to change Robinson’s “Goodbye To A World.” The track was originally a heartfelt closing song to his critically-acclaimed Worlds album. Some fans even pointed out that the producer of the track, Nineteen85, did not credit Robinson as a co-producer – even though “GTFO” is almost entirely composed of production work by Robinson.
Robinson has yet to comment on the controversy, having just finished his Seattle show Thursday night. For now, we hope some of the Mariah Carey fans have come to realize the talent of Porter Robinson, and have been introduced to his wider scope of music through “GTFO.”
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