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Taylor Swift Responds To Copyright Lawsuit

Not Taylor Swift with a LAWSUIT!

Swift has responded to the allegations, denying that her hit “Shake It Off” was plagiarized.  Sean Hall & Nathan Butler, who wrote the 3LW song “Playas Gon’ Play” are who accused Taylor Swift of stealing lyrics. Swift has stated (in a sworn declaration)  the “lyrics were written entirely by me. Until learning about Plaintiffs’ claim in 2017, I had never heard the song Playas Gon’ Play and had never heard of that song or the group 3LW.”

This case was previously dismissed in 2018, but resurrected in 2021.

“Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift:

Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play / And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate

“Playas Gon’ Play” by 3LW:

Playas gon’ play / And haters, they gon’ hate

What do you think?