Taylor Swift Is Being Sued for $42 Million for Allegedly Stealing “Shake It Off” Lyrics
Taylor Swift can’t help but stay in the spotlight this year – her 1989 World Tour across Europe, Asia, and North America, the epic “Bad Blood” video, and her beef with Katy Perry has had everybody talking.
Now the country-turned-pop star is taking heat from another disgruntled musician, Jesse Braham. Braham, who goes by the stage name Jesse Graham, is an R&B singer who alleges that Taylor stole key “Shake It Off” lines “haters gonna hate” and “players gonna play” from his song “Haters Gonna Hate.” In an interview with New York Daily News, Braham claims there is “no way” Swift came up with those lines. “If I didn’t write the song ‘Haters Gone Hate,’ there wouldn’t be a song called ‘Shake It Off.’”
The singer is suing Taylor for $42 million in damages, after being repeatedly dismissed with his initial request for songwriting credit and a selfie with Ms. Swift. While it’s a great PR move for Jesse, do you think “Shake It Off” warrants a $42 million lawsuit? Watch the “original” below:
Jesse Graham – Haters Gonna Hate