TikTok star Danielle Cohn under fire for ‘stealing’ Ashanti’s Foolish - Dexerto

TikTok star Danielle Cohn under fire for ‘stealing’ Ashanti’s Foolish

Published: 7/Sep/2020 15:53 Updated: 9/Sep/2020 15:21

by Jacob Hale


TikTok star Danielle Cohn has come under fire for releasing a cover of Ashanti’s ‘Foolish’ and allegedly attempting to claim it as her own new song.

Cohn has been trying to build a music career alongside her online presence, with over 18 million followers on TikTok alone serving as a pretty strong foundation.


In the early days of September 2020, Danielle released a cover of Ashanti’s ‘Foolish’, which was originally released back in 2002, and was almost immediately met with backlash.

Although there were some comments pertaining to the quality of the song itself, a lot of backlash comes from how Cohn has presented it, frequently calling it her “new song” with little mention of it being a cover. This initially kicked off when Danielle asked followers to “go make a video to my new song” — and the replies quickly went south.


In the following couple of days, Danielle received countless responses and comments criticizing the way she has marketed the song, seemingly as if it was her own original.

“Danielle Cohn just ruined Ashanti’s entire song,” one Twitter user said, while another simply begged the singer to sue Cohn.

Another user, under the user ‘BAAQ_,’ also tweeted about the issue, saying that “Ashanti is rolling in her Egyptian sheets,” at Cohn not giving her credit for the song — even making her own merchandise for it.


Danielle did eventually respond to the issue after managing to ignore it for a few days, Tweeting on September 6 asking “do people not understand what a cover is?”

For the most part, Ashanti fans seem to have taken issue with Danielle claiming that the song is hers and not disclosing that it is a cover of or crediting Ashanti, but seem to be well aware that it is, indeed, a cover of the song.

Many believe that Cohn has been foolish with how she marketed the new single, but Ashanti herself hasn’t seemed to taken issue with it, and hasn’t yet commented on the controversy.


Someone who has commented though is Danielle’s mother, Jennifer, who defended her daughter and explained the process behind the recording of the cover.

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Danielle’s mom jumped to her defense.

“We got a license and went the right way and Ashanti and her team will get their royalties,” she said. “I am sickened at the amount of c**p these people on the internet put her through. She’s out here living her dream and to have adults and kids attack her this bad…”


Clearly the Foolish cover was done respectfully, legally and with Ashanti’s permission — but whether this sways people’s opinions remains to be seen.


Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos


Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.


Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.


“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.


“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”


Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.


“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.