Taylor Swift says 'Shake It Off lyrics were 'written entirely by me' in response to a lawsuit

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Taylor Swift continues to deny that she stole the lyrics for her 2014 hit song " Shake It Off" from the song from 2000 " Playas Gon' Play" by the girl 3LW.

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Sean Hall and Nathan Butler who wrote the song in 2000, brought the song's lyrics with a copyright complaint in the year 2017 and claimed Swift's lyrics,

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"Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play/And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate," violated "Playas Gon' Play," which includes the lyric

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A judge rejected the suit in the year 2018, saying that the song's lyrics are "too banal" to be stolen, but an appeals panel returned the case in the year 2019

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Swift demanded dismissal of the case, but the judge denied the request in December. 9 saying that the songs shared "enough objective similarities."

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The following Monday Swift stated in her statement that the words of this song "were written entirely by me."

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"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," she stated in court when filling out the form.

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Swift claimed that her parents wouldn't let her to view the MTV show "Total Request Live" until she was 13 years old. young, and the song's first came out on her self-titled album at age 10 years old.

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"I don't recall listening to any particular radio stations in that period However, when I did listen to radio, it was usually country music.

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I didn't take in"the MTV show 'TRL I also did not attend clubs at this timeperiod," Swift said.

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"The lyrics to 'Shake It Off 'also draw from commonly used phrases and comments heard throughout my life. 

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Prior to writing 'Shake It Off' I had heard the phrases 'players gonna play' and 'haters gonna hate' uttered countless times."

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Prior to writing 'Shake It Off' I had heard the phrases 'players gonna play' and 'haters gonna hate' uttered countless times."

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