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Adam Levine Responded After Olivia Rodrigo Was Called Out For The Similarities Between Her Songs And Previous Records

"I think it’s kind of a cool thing to introduce a whole generation of young people to different musical ideas."

Olivia Rodrigo is on fire these days. The singer and songwriter's hit song "Good 4 U" has stayed steady on the charts and in TikToks acrosss the globe.

When the song was first released, fans noticed a striking similarity between it and the band Paramore's hit "Misery Business."

On Wednesday, it was announced that Olivia gave Paramore a songwriting credit on the hit.

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is coming to Olivia's defense and praising the move.

"There’s all this drama over Olivia Rodrigo and the Elvis Costello song, and Paramore chimed in about a song that sounds like theirs," he said in a video on his Instagram story.

"Look, these are tricky things and anyone who’s ever written a song knows that you rip something off inadvertently, and it makes it to tape, and then it’s released and then there’s a lawsuit," he shared. "It’s a natural thing for it to happen, and sometimes it gets ugly and sometimes it’s warranted that people take legal action. Sometimes it’s not warranted that people take legal action. And I think there’s definitely become more of a gray area that’s reared its ugly head these days."

He also made a comparison to the "Blurred Lines" lawsuit that Robin Thicke and Pharrell were part of.

"That ‘Blurred Lines’ case was a landmark case that kind of changed the game," he said. "Without giving an opinion on what I think as far as how that one turned out, I do think that we should probably meet this with a little more compassion and understanding and try to find a way…all this calling out, it’s like, music is a creative thing and I just hate to see it crushed."

As a tenured musician, he asked people to give Olivia the benefit of the doubt and let her express her creativity however she wants.

"When you take someone who’s a newer artist and she’s doing things that kind of emulate the ones from generations removed, I don’t know how bad that is," he said. "I think it’s kind of a cool thing to introduce a whole generation of young people to different musical ideas."

If it's Adam Levine approved, then it's good for us!