Boy, Bye! R&B Singer Claims Taylor Swift Ganked His Hook For Her Hit ‘Shake It Off’
R&B singer Jesse Graham, 50, is trying to come for Taylor Swifts coins with a $42 million lawsuit claiming she used his lyrics from his song “Haters Gon’ Hate” to use in her 2014 hit “Shake It Off.”The unknown R&B artist wrote his song in 2013, and features the lyrics: “Haters gonna hate / Players gonna play / Watch out for them fakers / They’ll fake you every day.”
Swift’s chorus goes, “’Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play / And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.” Similar, but not quite.
Graham told The Daily News, “Her hook is the same hook as mine. If I didn’t write the song ‘Haters Gone Hate,’ there wouldn’t be a song called ‘Shake It Off.’”
Uumm, no. Graham fails to remember a little song called « Playas Gon Play » by teen trio 3LW from 2000. It’s a popular phrase stemming back from, well, decades ago!
And it doesn’t end there. According to The Daily News, Graham is also suing CNN for the use of the title « New Day » for their morning show because it coincides with this church organization called New Day Worldwide.
Nice try, bruh.
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