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Taylor Swift Is Being Sued For $42 Million By Artist Who Says ‘Shake It Off’ Is A Rip-Off Of His Track

Has this guy got a point? Have a listen.

Remember that prison inmate who tried to sue Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rihanna, Chris Brown & Kanye West for $2.4 billion because he claimed they stole his lyrics using satellite technology? That was pretty funny.

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But while that guy never stood a chance in hell of even making it to court, how about R&B artist Jesse Graham? He’s filed a$42 million lawsuit against Taylor Swift asserting that her smasher tune ‘Shake It Off’ is a “direct ripoff” of his song ‘Haters Gonna Hate’.

VIA NY Daily News:

Graham alleges that the chorus of Swift’s 2014 anthem (“Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play/ And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate”) borrows from his slow-jam “Haters Gone Hate,” which contains the phrase “Haters gonna hate, players gonna play.”

And that’s pretty much all he’s got going for him really, because the melodies are totally different. Graham sees it differently though:

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’.

Anyway, here are the tracks back-to-back so you can decide for yourself. Does Jesse have a leg to stand on or is he just being a hater himself?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=808MLaHcBs4


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