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Posted on Nov 2, 2015

Taylor Swift Is Being Sued For $42 Million Over The Lyrics To "Shake It Off"

Hey... Haters gonna hate. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

You're probably more than familiar with Taylor Swift and her mega-famous song "Shake It Off".

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It inspired us all to ignore the haters, live our best lives, and accept the fact that we probably can't dance.

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But now Taylor is being sued for $42 million over one of the song's most recognisable lyrics.

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Musician Jesse Graham is filing a lawsuit against Taylor, claiming that she stole the lyrics "The haters gonna hate / The players gonna play" from a song he wrote in 2013.

"Her hook is the same as mine," Graham told the New York Daily News. "If I didn't write the song 'Haters Gone Hate,' there wouldn't be a song called 'Shake It Off' ... At first I was going to let it go, but this song is my song all the way."

Here are the two songs side-by-side, for reference:

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  1. What do you think? Did Taylor ~really~ steal the lyrics to "Shake It Off"?

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What do you think? Did Taylor ~really~ steal the lyrics to "Shake It Off"?
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    Yes, she 100% definitely stole these lyrics. There is no way she came up with them on her own.
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    No, of course she didn't, and this entire thing is ridiculous.
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    No, this guy is clearly using Taylor's song to gain publicity for his own music.
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    This guy is just a hater, and ~haters gonna hate~. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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