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Ya’ll, TikTok Just Uncovered The OG Singer Of JoJo Siwa’s “Karma” & Everyone’s Shook

It goes without saying that Jojo Siwa’s name has been all over social media after the release of her song “Karma” on April 5. This is mainly because of the wild comments Siwa has made about “Karma,” most notably saying that this song is her creation of a new genre of music called “gay pop.” Who is going to tell her “gay pop” has been around for decades?!

But, most recently, it’s looking like karma really has it out for Siwa, because this song is word-for-word, bar-for-bar not hers, and the internet is shook. 

Now, it’s still a little unclear how Siwa obtained the lyrics to “Karma,” but in most of her press tours and interviews, she’s made it seem like she’s created the song and lyrics her own. However, that is not the case. 

On April 8 a music video of a singer named Brit Smith started going viral on TikTok for her song “Karma’s A B*tch” – sound familiar? The MV from 2012 has even been circulating on TikTok following the Siwa’s release. 

According to a TikTok posted by @hi_im_beks, Smith’s song was going to be released as a single but was scrapped. Miley Cyrus even recorded a demo for this song in 2011, and TBH, I’m still waiting for her version to drop. 

Now, Siwa is the first one to officially record and release the song, but it’s not her’s, and the internet is shook. 


Tbh its really just a testiment to good songwriting if a song like Karma that’s already been living for than 12 years can pass as a new release. I say its a good day for the songwriters #karma #jojosiwa #karmasong #trend

♬ original sound – Beks

Siwa has said time and time again that “Karma” was created to showcase a completely different side of her, and a change nobody has done before, which, obviously, is false. In an April 6 interview with Billboard, Siwa made some key comments that went viral on TikTok. One that stood out was when she said that she is the first child star turned pop artist to have this drastic of a change. Clearly she wasn’t here for Miley Cyrus’ Hannah Montana to “Can’t Be Tamed” era. 

In the same interview, Siwa also talked about “Karma” and how starting the song off with the lyrics “I was a bad girl,” was, according to her, “the only right choice.” But, it’s clear those lyrics are not hers, so I’m not sure what she thought she was doing here. 

TikTok is shook by this, and TBH, I’m right there with them. 


#stitch with @chrs proof that it’s jojo LOL justice for Brit Smith… #jojosiwa #karmasab #jojo #siwa #karmajojosiwadance #fyp #trending #2010

♬ Karma – JoJo Siwa

She lied and stole brit smith’s song. Repost and get justice for her #jojosiwa #justice #stolensong #karma #fyp #viral? @JoJo Siwa

♬ original sound – T <3

THIS MAKES SO MUCH SENSE. Need to hear Miley’s version #mileycyrus #jojosiwa #karma #cantbetamed #popmusic #adamtheflop

♬ Karma – JoJo Siwa

Looks like things are getting pretty messy, and I’m patiently waiting for Siwa to make a statement about this. If you need me, I’ll be streaming Brit Smith’s version of “Karma,” because it’s actually really good. 

Eileen is a senior at Fairfield University who is studying Communications with minors in English, Professional Writing, and Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies. She has a passion for magazine writing and hopes to pursue a career in the field. Eileen is the Entertainment & Culture Intern at Her Campus where she covers all things pop culture, entertainment, and internet trends. Eileen was formerly a National Writer for Her Campus from April 2023 - January 2024. Eileen is one of the Campus Correspondents (CCs) at Her Campus' Fairfield University chapter. She oversees the entire chapter and works with her other CC to curate ideas and events for HCFU. She also mentors and trains the editorial team and helps create content and boost engagement alongside the social media team. In her free time, you can find Eileen creating new Spotify playlists, getting a sweet treat with friends, or obsessing over Taylor Swift. If she isn’t doing that, you’ll likely find Eileen with her six best friends from school talking about their “Big Three”: "Normal People," their favorite "Dancing With The Stars" performances, and Greta Gerwig's "Little Women."