WEB DESK: Popular 25-year-old singer, Taylor Swift, is sued for $42m (£27m) for allegedly stealing the lyrics to her hit 2014 song ‘Shake It Off’.
US R&B singer Jesse Braham has claimed in legal papers Swift stole the words from a song he wrote in 2013 called Haters Gonna Hate. Braham also wants his name added as a writer on the track.
Representatives for Swift have yet to officially comment on the legal case.
Shake It Off topped music charts around the world and reached number two in the UK. The video for the song has been watched more than 1.1 billion times on YouTube.
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“Her hook is the same hook as mine. If I didn’t write the song Haters Gonna Hate, there wouldn’t be a song called Shake It Off,” he said.
He added he had spoken to Swift’s record label, Big Machine, four or five times about the issue.
He originally asked to be named as a writer and requested a selfie with the pop star, but was repeatedly dismissed and told his claim had no merit.
“At first I was going to let it go, but this song is my song all the way,” he said.