Tekashi 6ix9ine’s ‘Punani’ inspired by Leftside’s ‘Want Yuh Body’

Dancehall artiste Leftside (left) Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine (right)

If you’re wondering why Tekashi 6ix9ine latest single Punani sounds so familiar, its because it sampled dancehall artiste Leftside’s  Want Yuh Body.

The song was released on Sunday (August 2), and is only one minute 40 seconds long. It has recorded more than 20 million views on Youtube and is #9 trending in Jamaica.

Punani has garnered quite a bit of attention in the dancehall community because of its popular Jamaican slanged title and its familiar-sounding lyrics and riddim.

It has left fans of Leftside questioning if the artiste has at least racked up some coins for this obvious sampling of his 2011 hit.

“Leftside rich again,” one person commented.

“Leftside on his way to the bank with this one for sure 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 #royalties.” someone else wrote.

“RICH ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️ leftside master the game 😂😂 this going 3x Multi platinum 💵 ,” another said.