Taylor Swift has hit back at a lawsuit directed at her by two brave songwriters who have claimed that 20% of her hit singular Shake It Off is a slice of their strain Playas Gon’ Play.
‘This is a ridiculous explain and zero some-more than a income grab,’ pronounced reps for the cocktail star.
‘The law is elementary and clear. They do not have a case.’
Hall and Butler have formerly worked with some of the biggest names in music, with Hall essay for Backstreet Boys, Aaron Carter and Victoria Beckham and Hall operative for Justin Bieber, Pink and Maroon 5.
The 2001 singular was a hit for girl organisation 3LW and featured the line ‘playas, they gonna play and haters, they gonna hate’; Taylor’s lyrics embody the line ‘players gonna play play play play play and the haters gonna hatred hatred hatred hatred hate’.
Listen to the two songs next – do you consider Taylor has ripped 20% of the song?
Shake It Off:
Playas Gon Play:
It’s not the first lawsuit Taylor has been slapped with over the strain Shake It Off.
In 2015 thespian Jesse Brahams claimed Taylor stole the lyrics to his 2013 strain Haters Gone Hate; ‘haters left hate, playas left play. Watch out for them fakers, they’ll feign you everyday,’ goes Jesse’s strain and in the justice papers he claims the award-winning thespian ripped him off and now owes him $42million.
Luckily for Taylor though, lawyers reliable that ‘Mr. Braham, who is representing himself, can't explain copyright insurance for the phrases “haters left hate” and “playas left play” since the Copyright Act does not strengthen brief phrases and these phrases are not strange to him’.