Taylor Swift Sued for Allegedly Stealing Shake it Off Lyrics

Taylor Swift Sued for Allegedly Stealing Shake it Off Lyrics
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Famous singer Taylor Swift has been hit with a lawsuit. The popular star was actually accused of stealing the lyrics of her highly successful song Shake it Off. The lawsuit against the star was filed by another singer, Jesse Braham, who said that the words on the song were actually stolen from something he wrote back in 2013.

Jesse Braham said that he wrote the song Haters Gone Hate, which Taylor used to create the lyrics of her highly successful single. Braham sought monetary damage of $42 million, but he also wants Taylor to add his name as a writer on the song. Braham went on to say that he actually owns the copyright of the phrases "hates gone hate" and "playas gone play," which can be heard on Taylor's single.

So, Braham's song has some similarities when it comes to the lyrics with Taylor's successful single. Other than that, the songs bear no resemblance musically. Shake it Off became a huge success, topping music charts all around the world and becoming a YouTube hit. The single has no less than 1.1 billon views on YouTube.

Braham said according to the New York Daily News that there was no way Taylor could have created those lyrics without using his song as an inspiration. "Her hook is the same hook as mine. If I didn't write the song Haters Gone Hate, there wouldn't be a song called Shake It Off," he said. Braham went on to say that before filing the legal complaint, he actually spoke with Taylor Swift's record label, Big Machine, which did not want to listen to him.

Braham said that the label told him there was no merit in his claims. The singer revealed that at first he wanted to let it go, but after all "this song is my song all the way." Taylor or her team have not officially talked about these claims and the lawsuit. Of course, whether Braham is right or not is something yet to be established in court. Furthermore, Taylor's position with regard to the lawsuit is also yet to be shared.

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