TAYLOR SWIFT is facing a $42 million copyright infringement lawsuit, concerning the lyrics to her hit song, Shake It Off. US R&B artist Jesse Graham claims that Swift took the lines for the chorus from his 2013 track, Haters Gone Hate.
Swift’s award-winning song features the lyrics, “The players gonna play, play, play, play, play. And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate”, which Graham asserts that she took from the line “Haters gone hater, players gone play… Watch out for them fakers, they’ll fake you every day” from his single.
Speaking to Daily News, Graham said: “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.” Prior to asking for monetary compensation, he requested to be credited as a writer on Swift’s track and for a selfie with the Grammy-winning artist, both of which were denied. Swift’s representatives are yet to comment on the case.
Source : VOGUE NEWS