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Taylor Swift Is Now Being Sued By The Writers Of The 2000’s Pop Song ‘Playas Gon’ Play’

Taylor Swift Is Now Being Sued By The Writers Of The 2000’s Pop Song ‘Playas Gon’ Play’
Updated 8 months ago

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:

Playas they gon' play and hatas they gonna hate.

Swift's Shake It Off prominently features the lyrics:

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

Start with the 3LW song:

Now the Taylor Swift song:

As news of the lawsuit makes the rounds on social media, people have opinions:

Nino pointed out that former 3LW member, Adrienne, has already talked about this. 

#BeReal:

Well, someone isn't holding back their thoughts on it:

That's a hard no from Kathryne:

But LeTroy doesn't feel the same:

What are your thoughts? 


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