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Taylor Swift wants lawsuit against Shake It Off dismissed

By Admin / Published On Friday, 05 Jan 2018 02:03 AM / No Comments / 19 views

Taylor Swift wants a copyright lawsuit against her dropped.

The pop star has been sued by two songwriters claiming her hit single Shake it Off stole phrases from their 2001 song called Playas Gon’ Play performed by 3LW.

But the 28-year-old’s legal team said on Wednesday that ‘the phrases in question are too short to get legal protection’ according to TMZ.

Hot water: Taylor Swift has been sued by two songwriters claiming her hit single Shake it Off stole phrases from their 2001 song called Playas Gon' Play performed by 3LW

Hot water: Taylor Swift has been sued by two songwriters claiming her hit single Shake it Off stole phrases from their 2001 song called Playas Gon’ Play performed by 3LW

Back in September, Sean Hall and Nathan Butler dropped a lawsuit asking for financial reimbursement claiming ‘20% of Shake It Off is their song’.

Playas Gon’ Play –  which hit 88 on Billboard’s Hot 100 – featured the lyrics: ‘Playas, they gonna play and haters, they gonna hate.’

Shake It Off has Swift singing ‘Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play. And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate’.

However, Swift’s lawyers said Hall and Butler ‘cannot monopolize the idea that players will play and haters will hate.”

First cut: Playas Gon' Play - which hit 88 on Billboard's Hot 100 - featured the lyrics: 'Playas, they gonna play and haters, they gonna hate.'; (3LW pictured in 2001)

First cut: Playas Gon’ Play – which hit 88 on Billboard’s Hot 100 – featured the lyrics: ‘Playas, they gonna play and haters, they gonna hate.’; (3LW pictured in 2001)

One of Taylor’s reps told TMZ: ‘This is a ridiculous claim and nothing more than a money grab. The law is simple and clear. They do not have a case.’ 

3LW was a girl group formed in 1999. Its founding members were Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams, and Naturi Naughton.

Butler has worked with Aaron Carter and The Backstreet Boys while Hall has worked with Justin Bieber, Maroon 5. and Pink.

Echo: Shake It Off has Swift singing 'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play. And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate'

Echo: Shake It Off has Swift singing ‘Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play. And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate’

Meanwhile, Shake It Off was from Swift’s last album 1989 while her new album Reputation is tearing up the charts with major record sales. 

And tickets for her forthcoming tour of the same name moved more than $ 180 million in sales in its first week.

Tickets for the 33-show tour, which begins May 8 in Glendale, Arizona and runs through October 6 in Arlington, Texas, initially hit the market December 13, with fans verified through a promotion getting the first crack at the tickets for four days, with sales opening up to everyone thereafter. 

New life: Meanwhile, Shake It Off was from Swift's last album 1989 while her new album Reputation is tearing up the charts with major record sales

New life: Meanwhile, Shake It Off was from Swift’s last album 1989 while her new album Reputation is tearing up the charts with major record sales

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