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’.


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