Look what you made him do: Taylor Swift defends itself against allegations of plagiarism.
The singer recently responded to a copyright infringement lawsuit filed in 2017 by songwriters Sean’s room and Nathan Butlerwho claimed that Swift removed the lyrics from the 3LW song “Playas Don’ Play”, which they wrote, for his 2014 hit “Shake It Off”. According to court documents obtained by E! News, Swift refuted the charge, writing in a statement dated Aug. 6, “The lyrics to ‘Shake It Off’ were written entirely by me.”
“Until I learned of the plaintiffs’ claim in 2017, I had never heard the song ‘Playas Gon’ Play and I had never heard of this song or the band 3LW,” he said. she continued. “The first time I heard the song was after that claim was made.”
Although 3LW – originally composed of Adrienne Bailon, kiely williams and Naturi Naughton– released several early hits, Swift wrote that she “almost exclusively” listened to country music during this time and “didn’t watch the MTV show NMT“or go to clubs where mainstream music was played.