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Musician accuses Olivia Rodrigo of ripping off her music video in SNL performance

Noelle Denton, a musician known by the stage name Noelle Sucks, claimed on TikTok that she believes Olivia Rodrigo copied her Saturday Night Live (SNL) performance of her hit song “all-american bitch” on December 9 from one of her music videos.

In her post, Denton presented a side-by-side analysis of her 2021 music video for “Your Mom Calls Me,” a song she wrote, edited, and co-directed, alongside Olivia Rodrigo’s SNL performance of “all-american bitch.” The comparison reveals striking similarities as both artists engage in tea party scenes, surrounded by uninterested friends. Notably, both singers crawl on the table, indulge in smashing cakes with their hands, and smear the cake on their faces.

@noellesucks love u @Olivia Rodrigo but ur team is acting susssss #oliviarodrigosnl #perfectallamericanbitch #conspiracytiktok #oliviarodrigotaylorswift #intellectualtheft ♬ all-american bitch – Olivia Rodrigo

“So I’m pretty sure my art got stolen and put on ‘Saturday Night Live’ for Olivia Rodrigo’s most recent ‘SNL’ performance,” Denton said in the TikTok video.

Other similarities include the camera slowly zooming in on each singer and the involvement of actors performing synchronized, choreographed movements.

According to Denton, at first, she was all excited when her friend shared Rodrigo’s performance, but her feelings later shifted to “immediate suspicion” once she realized it was too much of a coincidence.

“I think at the part where they cheers the cup, [it really hit me],” Denton mentioned. “It’s just the same camera movement and everything. And as I’m speaking right now, I’m still open to her team saying how this is a coincidence or something.”

Denton believes there’s a chance that Tarik Mikou, Rodrigo’s creative director for the performance, might have come across her music video on Instagram through a mutual friend who has previously shared her work. Denton reached out to Mikou on the social media platform but has not received a response. As of now, neither Mikou nor Rodrigo’s representatives have commented on the matter.

Denton, as Noelle Sucks, started her music career in 2019, and she has released two EPs in the process. The musician hopes to climb up the ladder in the industry but also wants fair judgment when it comes to creative issues.

“The bottom line is that I want to change the trajectory of the creative industry on both sides of the camera,” Denton stated. “People doing this type of stuff is a disservice to every single artist involved. I’m trying to work in the same industry, so I want to see a change. It just feels like a really important conversation.”

Meanwhile, this isn’t the first instance where Rodrigo has faced accusations of copyright infringement. Following the release of her debut album, “Sour,” fans quickly noticed resemblances between certain songs and works by artists such as Taylor Swift, Paramore, and Miley Cyrus. Rodrigo ultimately credited Paramore for her song “Good 4 U” and acknowledged Taylor Swift in the writing credits for “Deja Vu.”


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