Indie Artist Blasts Adam Sandler For Stealing “Phone Wallet Keys” Song After Comedian Garners 1M Views
During his ADAM SANDLER: 100% FRESH Netflix special, Adam Sandler performed what was presumed to be an original song, “Phone Wallet Keys,” which has garnered over 1 million YouTube views. However, one independent artist is now blasting Sandler for ripping off his track, “Phone, Keys, Wallet, Weed.”
While David Olivas uploaded his track, featuring Chris Dean, in July, the two recorded it for his 2015 debut project, We Thrive; three years before Sandler’s performance, which holds the same flow and similar lyrics.
Additionally, Olivas addressed the issue after fans brought it to his attention, stating, “I suspect maybe a writer was intentionally or unintentionally inspired by the song.” He mentioned he’d explore his legal “options.”
Furthermore, Olivas may face some pushback since Sandler’s interpretation could easily pass as a parody; which is considered “fair use” and not copy infringement. #Socialites, thoughts?
#PressPlay below to hear Adam Sandler’s song and the Indie Artist’s for comparison