Artists all around the world are often inspired by colleagues around them who entice them to create better work.
But sometimes, inspiration goes a tiny bit too far and turns into... well, replication.
Don't believe us?
Take a look at a few fashion trends, album covers, and film posters that prove our point:
1. Haifa Wehbe vs. Monica Bellucci
Left: Poster of Haifa Wehbe's film Halawet Rouh, directed by Sameh Abdel Aziz - released in 2014.
Right: Poster of Giuseppe Tornatore's Italian feature film Malena - released in 2000.
2. Jack Nicholson vs. Tamer Hosni
Left: Poster of As Good as it Gets - released in 1997.
Right: Cover of Tamer Hosny's album Aarab Kaman - released in 2008.
3. Maya Diab vs. Britney Spears
Left: Maya Diab in a concert.
Right: Britney Spears while shooting her Oops I did it again music video - released in 2000.
4. Rihanna vs. Maya Diab
Maya's on a roll.
5. Lady Gaga vs. Maya Diab
Maya does it yet again... need we say more?
6. Beyonce vs. Ahlam
Ahlam's not-so-unique Tom Ford outfit.
7. Amr Diab vs. Enrique Iglesias
Left: Amr Diab on the cover of his 2007 album El Leila Di.
Right: Enrique Iglesias in a photoshoot.
8. Madonna vs. Balqees
Left: Photo of Madonna taken as part of her 2009 Sticky and Sweet tour.
Right: Yemeni-Emirati singer Balqees on the cover of her 2017 album Arahenkom.
9. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) vs. Tamer Hosny
Left: Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean (Film series launched in 2003).
Right: Tamer Hosny in a scene from his 2017 film Tosbeh 3ala Kheir.
10. Michael Jackson vs. Abdallah Bel Kheir
Yes... this happened.
11. Bob Marley vs. Abdallah Bel Kheir
We'll just leave this here.
12. Myriam Fares vs. Rihanna
Inspiration levels at their peak.
BONUS: Arab celebrities aren't the only ones doing the imitating
This is proof that once upon a time the West copied us too.