Taylor Swift has found herself in court yet again. This time, it's over her 2014 hit song Shake It Off. Back in 2000, female pop trio 3LW had a hit with their song Playas Gon' Play. The writers of that song believe Taylor Swift owes them 20 percent writing credit for Shake It Off, based on lyrical similarities in the choruses. The chorus of the 3LW song begins with:
The players gonna play, play, play, play, play and the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate...
Sean Hall and Nathan Butler penned the song and after years of the internet joking about how similar the two songs are, the pair decided to take Swift's camp to court. Hall and Butler are seeking 20 percent writing credit and the royalties that come along with that. Listen to the two songs and decide for yourself whether the 3LW song inspired Shake It Off.
who cares I mean they split up and former member Adrienne Houghton said on the show that she couldn't hear any comparison— Nino (@NinoLovesCena) September 19, 2017
If they use a couple of the same words, they sue, and say that the artist stole their song. It's ridiculous!— Kathryne (@KathryneGayle) September 19, 2017