Taylor Swift has said “look what you made me do!” to a lot of people over her career. The lawsuit-happy singer has racked up quite a record over the years, both on the serving and receiving end of legal action. Recently, songwriters slapped her with another legal battle to “shake off,” due to the lyrics to that song.
Are players gonna play?
Sean Hall and Nathan Butler say they wrote a song entitled “Playas Gon’ Play” back in 2001, TMZ reported. The song hit #81 on Billboard Hot 100, and recorded by girl group, 3LW. The lyrics read, “Playas, they gonna play and haters, they gonna hate.” Hall and Butler say 20% of “Shake it Off” is their song. Butler also worked with the Backstreet Boys, Christina Milian, Aaron Carter, and Victoria Beckham. Hall also worked with Justin Bieber, Lionel Richie, Pink, and Maroon 5.
Swift’s representative later 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.”
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