Taylor Swift is being sued over lyrics to ‘Shake It Off’

September 19, 2017

Looks like Taylor Swift is being sued by two songwriters who allege that she stole 20% of their song ‘Playas Gon’ Play’ for her 2014 smash hit ‘Shake It Off’.

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Swift is reportedly being sued by Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, the songwriters who wrote the 2001 hit for 3LW.

Hall and Butler (have worked with Beiber & Pink) apparently are citing similarities between the lyrics as a key foundation for their lawsuit.

The lyrics to 3LW’s song include: “Playas, they gonna play/ And haters, they gonna hate/ Ballers, they gonna ball/ Shot callers, they gonna call.”

Swift’s 2014 chorus goes, “Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play/ And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate / Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake I shake it off, I shake it off.”

3LW’s 2001 song peaked at No.81 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Swift’s 2014 smash Shake It Off debuted #1 and earned 3 Grammy nominations.

A spokesperson for Swift told TMZ that it was a “money grab”. “This is a ridiculous claim and nothing more than a money grab. The law is simple and clear. They do not have a case.”

What do you think? Does Taylor have anything to fear?

 

Written by Todd Hancock / https://twitter.com/toddcastpodcast

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