Singer Accuses Olivia Rodrigo of Copying Her for ‘SNL’ Performance
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Olivia Rodrigo’s team has been accused of copying a music video by artist Noelle Sucks for a recent Saturday Night Live performance. The singer, whose real name is Noelle Denton, shared comparisons on TikTok.
Singer Accuses Olivia Rodrigo of Copying Her on SNL
“So I’m pretty sure my art got stolen and put on Saturday Night Live,” Denton said in her TikTok comparing Rodrigo’s SNL performance of “All-American B*tch” to her music video for the song “Your Mom Calls Me.”
As shown in the clips, both performances feature the singers sitting at a tea party, crawling across the table, wielding a knife (a cake cutter in Denton’s case), and smashing a cake. The clips also feature dancers slamming their fists on the table.
Denton said she found Rodrigo’s creative director Tarik Mikou on Instagram and discovered that they have a mutual friend who has shared her music on social media. Mikou has apparently turned off comments on his personal account and the account for his production company.
“I think at the part where they cheers the cup, [it really hit me],” Denton told HuffPost. “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.”
@noellesucks love u @Olivia Rodrigo but ur team stole my brain on this one #snl #oliviarodrigosnl #taylorswiftoliviarodorigo #perfectallamericanb ♬ original sound – Noelle Sucks
Not Everyone Is Convinced by the Comparison
Not everyone is on board with Denton’s accusation that Rodrigo’s team ripped off her music video. Some pointed out that the tea party setting isn’t unique, and other artists have done similar videos before her — including Melanie Martinez for her song “Pity Party.”
Some commenters got sarcastic in their replies, including one user who wrote that Denton and Rodrigo “both copied me from when I had a tea party when I was 5 then threw a tantrum.” Another wrote simply, “girl, you don’t own tea parties.”
What do you think? Did Rodrigo’s team copy Denton’s music video, or is it just a similar concept? Let us know in the comments below.