Taylor Swift Is Being Sued Over "Shake It Off"
Taylor Swift's megahit "Shake It Off" is being look at to make a quick buck of cash.
Reports are that Swift is being sued by two pop songwriters who say her lyrics to "Shake It Off" are too similar to their lyrics for the 2001 song "Playas Gon' Play" by the girl group 3LW. According to the report, songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler claim 20 percent of Swift's song is theirs, and are demanding a large sum of money in the suit.
For comparison, here are the lyrics to the chorus of "Playas Gon' Play": "Playas, they gon' play / And haters, they gonna hate. / Ballas, they gon' ball / Shot callers, they gonna call / That ain't got nothing to do with me and you / That's the way it is."
The lyrics to the chorus of "Shake It Off" are, 'Cause the playas 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 / Shake it off, shake it off."
Taylor's rep blasted the lawsuit in a statement to MarieClaire.com: "This is a ridiculous claim and nothing more than a money grab. The law is simple and clear. They do not have a case."
Check out the music videos for both below but it's clear that there isn't much to go on as is.