As reported by BuzzFeed, singer/songwriter Taylor Swift is getting sued, yet again, for the lyrics of her 5th album's lead single, "Shake It Off."
You may recall Jessie Braham took his case to court pleading that T-Swift stole "the haters gonna hate / the players gonna play" from his 2013 song. Well, along with a very...witty...statement from the judge, the case was dismissed:
At present, the Court is not saying that Braham can never, ever, ever get his case back in court. But, for now, we have got problems, and the Court is not sure Braham can solve them. As currently drafted, the Complaint has a blank space – one that requires Braham to do more than write his name. And, upon consideration of the Court’s explanation in Part II, Braham may discover that mere pleading BandAids will not fix the bullet holes in his case. At least for the moment, Defendants have shaken off this lawsuit.
Unfortunately, however (for someone), Swift is now being sued for the same lyrics but this time by Sean Hall and Nathan Butler who wrote 3LW's 2001 bop, "Playas Gon' Play."
You kinda gotta admit, this does seem like a legit reference for inspiration: