It is no surprise that there is strife with Taylor Swift again. This time, the 25 year old blonde is being sued for $42 MILLION for plagiarism.
R&B singer Jessie Braham claims that Swift has stolen the words from his 2013 song “Haters Gone Hate.”
Swift’s single “Shake it Off” from her multi-million selling album, 1989, features the lyrics, “Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play/ And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate/ And the fakers gonna fake fake fake fake.” while Braham’s song contains the lyrics “Hater gonna hate/Players gonna play…watch out for them fakers, they’ll fake you everyday.”
Haters gonna hate indeed.
Neither song bears any resemblance to each other except for the slightly similar lyrics, which isn’t really much of a big deal. Braham however is very determined to receive some form of credit.
In justifying himself, he tells the New York Daily News, “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.”
Braham’s initial requests was a selfie and writing credits for the song but upon refusal after several tries of speaking to Swift’s record label, he has gone so far as to file a lawsuit.
Swift is already battling another lawsuit where the young singer has filed a counterclaim against radio DJ, David Muller for groping her backstage during tour.
Just shake it off TSwift.