LOS ANGELES (Web Desk) – Pop star Taylor Swift is facing a lawsuit from a songwriter who claims he came up with a famous phrase from her hit “Shake It Off”.
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Jessie Braham claims 25-year-old Swift’s hit borrows heavily from a song he wrote in 2013 called “Haters Gone Hate”, reported TMZ.
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He has claimed ownership of the phrase “haters gone hate”, and alleged Swift used it more than 70 times in her song.
His lyrics are, “Haters gone hate/players gone play.
Watch out for the fakers/they’ll fake you every day.”
Some of the lyrics in Swift’s 2014 hit are, “Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play/And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.”
Braham claims Swift’s chorus is a rip-off of his song.
The songwriter has demanded USD 42 million from Swift, and wants his name added to any new release of “Shake It Off”.
A representative for Swift has yet to comment on the report.