TikTok star under fire for allegedly claiming an Ashanti song as her own

Influencer Danielle Cohn is facing backlash after being accused of trying to pass off Ashanti’s 2002 song “Foolish” as her own. The influencer, who has 18 million followers on TikTok, has been trying to launch her music career recently. On September 4, she released a cover of the Ashanti hit. She asked her followers to “go make a video to my new song” without mentioning it was a cover. The caption in the original TikTok post has not been updated to clarify that it is a cover. Outrage has only grown since the song was released. “Not this white Girl stealing Ashanti’s song and trying to claim it as her own,” one Twitter user wrote in a post that was retweeted more than 30,000 times. “Y’all there’s a whole video … The edges, The Make-up … Ashanti is rolling in her Egyptian Sheets,” another said. Cohn finally addressed the issue on September 6 by tweeting, “Do people not understand what a cover is”