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18/02/2016 15:18 GMT | Updated 18/02/2016 15:59 GMT

Zayn Malik's 'Mind Of Mine' Album Artwork Accused Of Ripping Off Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter III'

Zayn Malik has unveiled the artwork for his upcoming solo album, ‘Mind Of Mine’, but eagle-eyed music fans couldn’t help but notice it looked a little familiar.

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The former One Direction singer - who topped the charts earlier this month with his debut single, ‘Pillowtalk’ - appears in the album artwork as a smiling toddler, with the addition of his trademark tattoos on his hands.

His album cover was first unveiled during his appearance on the US talk show ‘The Tonight Show’, and his since been shared on Instagram.

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However, some have noted that Zayn’s (or should that be ZAYN’s?) album artwork is strikingly similar to the covers for Lil Wayne’s releases ‘Tha Carter III’ and ‘Tha Carter IV’, from 2008 and 2011 respectively, both of which use a similar idea.

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Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter IV' artwork

Just hours after first being unveiled, the similarities had already caused quite a stir on social media:

However, it doesn’t sound like Lil Wayne is particularly bothered about the “rip-off” suggestions, as he’s about to appear on an upcoming remixed version of Zayn’s hit single, ‘Pillowtalk’, which the former 1D star has teased on Snapchat.

‘Mind Of Mine’ is slated for release on 25 March, which falls on the one-year anniversary of Zayn making headlines the world over, when he revealed he was quitting One Direction (to live “the life of a normal 22-year-old” if we remember correctly, not that we’re complaining about his decision to go solo).

Earlier this week, he unveiled a new track from the upcoming release, ‘It’s You’, which is thought to address his recent break-up with ex-fiancée Perrie Edwards.

To learn more about the forthcoming album, click here.

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