Taylor Swift might be in some hot water if R&B singer Jessie Braham has his way with his $42 million lawsuit that claims the pop star stole lyrics from his 2013 song called "Haters Gone Hate" for her number one smash, "Shake It Off."
In the lawsuit, Jessie claims that Swift and co-writers Max Martin and Shellback stole a "22-word" phrase, which equals 92 percent of the lyrics used in "Shake It Off."
It all began when Graham (his stage name) noticed the apparent similarities when he heard the song multiple times on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." According to the NY Daily News, his plea started out rather simple. He wanted to be named a writer on the track and requested a selfie with the pop titan. Taylor's team repeatedly dismissed him, claiming that his argument had no real merit.
"Her hook is the same hook as mine," he told the Daily News on Saturday. "If I didn't write the song 'Haters Gone Hate,' there wouldn't be a song called 'Shake It Off.'"
Take a listen to Graham and Taylor Swift's songs below!
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