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Watch: John Cena refuses to sue Sho Madjozi over song for copyright infringement

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American wrestler, John Cena embraced Sho Madjozi’s hit song named after him, by refusing to sue her.

On A Little Late With Lilly Singh, the wrestler revealed how he got to know about the song.


“So I woke up one day, flooded with messages like, ‘man, you need to check out this link, you need to check this out right now. This girl is singing about you.’ I said, ‘that’s great’, and they said, ‘no it’s not, this girl is making fun of you, she’s using you in a song, you’ve got to stop this’.”

John further said he refused taking legal actions against Sho for copyright infringement.

“So, it’s two schools of thought. Yes, she’s mentioning my name and referencing what I do for a living, and I could easily be like, ‘yo, that’s IP copyrighting’ or I could say, ‘wow, she is a South African artist and my contribution at WWE has sparked creative inspiration to someone halfway across the world’. She can do whatever she wants.”

“WWE kind of wanted me to issue a statement about it, but I didn’t want to take away her efforts and I didn’t want to make it about me. So I posted a picture of her basically saying I see you and I won’t interrupt your flow here. You have a great song and just know that I am watching you and I’m grateful,” he added.

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