Taylor Swift sued $42million over “Shake it off” lyrics, claimed it was stolen

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Taylor Swift is being sued for $42million over her hit single Shake It Off.

The 25-year-old singer released the hit track last year but R&B artist Jesse Braham, who goes by the stage name Jesse Graham, claims she took the lyrics from his 2013 song Haters Gone Hate.

His song features the lyrics:

‘Haters gone hater, playas gone play… Watch out for them fakers, they’ll fake you everyday.’

‘Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play/ And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate,’ and ‘And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake.’

 

Adding that he wants to be recognised on the track, he told the site: ‘At first I was going to let it go, but this song is my song all the way.

A legal source told Perez Hilton: ‘Mr. Braham, who is representing himself, cannot claim copyright protection for the phrases ‘haters gone hater’ and ‘playas gone play’.

 

‘The Copyright Act does not protect short phrases and these phrases are not original to him’

IBT reports that Braham also plans on filing a lawsuit against CNN for the title of its morning show New Day.

A spokesperson for Taylor Swift declined to comment to MailOnline

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