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JoJo Siwa Says There's "No Such Thing" As Stealing In Music After Being Accused Of Stealing "Karma" From Miley Cyrus And Brit Smith

"What happens is people write songs, and then, they don't do anything with them."

The chatter around JoJo Siwa's "Karma" continues.

Closeup of JoJo Siwa

Since JoJo dropped her new single last week, the internet has been abuzz — for better or worse. She's already had to walk back a claim that she was the inventor of "gay pop."

Closeup of JoJo Siwa

There's also been speculation that she outright stole the song from Miley Cyrus, who allegedly recorded a demo of the song some time in the last decade, as well as pop singer Brit Smith.

Closeup of Miley Cyrus

Well, in a new interview with TMZ, JoJo set the record straight and is insistent she didn't steal the song — and her explanation makes a lot of sense.

Closeup of JoJo Siwa

"I did not steal anything," she said. "There's no such thing as stealing. What happens is people write songs, and then, they don't do anything with them. Then, a few years later, it makes sense for another artist."

JoJo Siwa in a black jacket and sparkly skirt, holding a drink, walking on the street

JoJo went on to point out that "Karma" is, indeed, an old song. "I was pitched it," she said. "I loved it, was obsessed with it, so I grasped on to it. That's a very normal thing."

Closeup of JoJo Siwa

"I knew that it was a special song," she said while discussing the song's impact so far. "I knew that it fit. I knew that it was exactly the vision that I wanted to create for the world."

JoJo Siwa smiling, wearing a pink shirt and orange jacket with details at a dance awards event

"'Karma' makes you listen, 'Karma' makes you ask, 'Karma' makes you confused. So, whether people like it or not, marketing plan worked."

Closeup of JoJo Siwa

Fair enough!