Fans were quick to point out the similarity between the rhythm of Freak Me and Tiwa Savage‘s Before Nko, a track in her 2015 album R.E.D.
Ciara has taken to Twitter to give Tiwa Savage her credit on the song.
Shout out to @TiwaSavage on the inspiration and sample used in #FreakMe! She’s a beast! I fell in love with the melody when I first heard it in Africa 3 years ago . So good. #AfroWave— Ciara (@ciara) August 10, 2018
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