Haters Gonna Hate, Hate, Hate, And Then Sue Taylor SwiftNovember 2, 2015
A nobody is suing Swift for apparently stealing the “Shake It Off” lyrics.
Taylor Swift will probably shake this one off.
A week after news surfaced Swift was counter-suing a man who she claims touched her inappropriately at a 2013 meet & greet, more legal trouble ensues.
R&B singer Jesse Graham filed a $42 million lawsuit last week against the Swift because he claims her 1989 lead single, “Shake It Off,” steals a “key phrase” from a song he wrote in 2013 called “Haters Gone Hate.”
Specifically, “Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play / And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.”
“Her hook is the same hook as mine,” Graham said. “If I didn’t write the song ‘Haters Gone Hate,’ there wouldn’t be a song called ‘Shake It Off.'”
He adds there is “no way” Swift came up with that on her own.
The NY Daily News notes Graham didn’t file this suit immediately. He first requested her team add his name to the writing credits of the song and they take a selfie together.
He was denied.
“At first I was going to let it go, but this song is my song all the way,” he said.
Do you hear any resemblance?