Taylor Swift On ‘Shake It Off’ Lawsuit: ‘The Lyrics Were Written Entirely By Me’
Taylor Swift has denied copyright infringement on her 2014 hit “Shake it Off,” writing in a document filed in federal court Monday that “the lyrics of ‘Shake It Off'” entirely written by me.”
The basis of their outfit is “Playas Gon’ Play”, as “Shake it Off” includes versions of the phrases “hater’s gonna hate” and “player will play”. Butler and Hall’s lawsuit was initially dismissed in 2018, but a panel of federal judges reinstated the case a year later, saying it was soon dropped. A federal judge ruled in late 2021 that the case will go to trial. In her newly filed statement, Swift discussed songwriting origins with co-writers Max Martin and Shellback, noting that Shellback performed the beat for the track, and Martin,
Shellback and Swift did. working together to make music. Meanwhile, Swift improvised the lyrics she was saying. She said that she had never heard “Play as Gon’ Play” before the lawsuit was filed and that similarities between her song and “Play as Gon’ Play” have been attributed to the phrases. words like “I hate people who don’t like it.” “I add that it only exists because it’s common in all cultures.