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Is Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ a Knockoff of Sara Bareilles’ ‘Brave’? (Video)

Fans are creating a stink about the similarities between the songs

Katy Perry's leaked single is the least of her problems on Monday.

Fans are making a stink on social media about similarities between the new song, "Roar," to Sara Bareilles' "Brave."

Adding fuel to the fire is Perry's tweet in May in which she wrote, "I heart you @Sarabareilles" with a link to the former "The Sing-Off" judge's video for "Brave."

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Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery in this case? Critics are pointing out the similarities in the melody, the use of piano and, of course, there is the empowerment messages in both anthems.

Here's a sample of what's being said on Twitter:



These kind of comparisons have occurred before. In fact, Lady Gaga – whose new single was also leaked over the weekend – had been accused of copying Madonna's hit "Express Yourself" with "Born This Way."

Compare "Roar" to "Brave" for yourself below.