Taylor Swift Facing Yet Another Lawsuit For 'Shake It Off' Lyrics

Henrietta Brewer
September 19, 2017

Songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler are suing the 27-year-old singer because they claim the tune is way too similar to their song, "Playas Gon' Play", which was performed by 3LW in 2001.

Taylor Swift has only just got herself out of her latest legal battle winning a sexual assault case. "Shake It Off", written by Swift, Max Martin and Shellback, nclude lyrics such as: "Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play/ And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate". Hall and Butler say 20% of "Shake it Off" is their song. 'The law is simple and clear. Butler has worked with the Backstreet Boys, Christina Milian, Aaron Carter and Victoria Beckham in the past, while Hall has teamed up with Justin Bieber, Lionel Richie, Pink and Maroon 5.


The lyrics in question come from 3LW's chorus, "Playas, they gonna play/And haters, they gonna hate/Ballers, they gonna ball/Shot callers, they gonna call".

Taylor Swift is reportedly being sued again over the lyrics to Shake It Off, her chart-topping nine-times platinum hit song off her last studio album 1989. "They do not have a case", they wrote.


Swift was sued back in 2015 by R&B artist, Jesse Braham, who also alleged the pop superstar ripped off lyrics for Shake It Off, however the case was thrown out within the month.

"If I didn't write the song "Haters Gone Hate, ' there wouldn't be a song called 'Shake It Off".


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