Washington, Jun 12 : Duran Duran star John Taylor has hit out at pop queen Madonna for copying one of their ideas.
Taylor accused Madge of having copied their collaboration with Justin Timberlake and super producer Timbaland for her new album.
Madonna had teamed up with Timberlake and Timbaland to record songs for her new album Hard Candy, with her single 4 Minutes, featuring the two, having become a chart topper across the world. According to Taylor, the Evita singer had stolen the idea for the duet from the 1980s rockers, after Duran Duran joined Timberlake and Timbaland in the studio for their 2007 album Red Carpet Massacre.
Taylor, who also founded two supergroups Power Station and Neurotic Outsiders, insisted that he was not surprised by her moves.
"It wouldn't be the first time Madonna's copied us. She's been doing it for years," Contactmusic quoted him as saying.