Pop star Taylor Swift is being sued for $42 million for alleged plagiarism of the lyrics to her hit 2014 song "Shake It Off," reports the BBC.
Lesser known U.S. singer Jesse Graham claims Swift stole the words from a song he wrote in 2013 called "Haters Gone Hate." Graham is claiming he has copyright ownership of the phrases "haters gone hate" and "playas gone play," which appear in the chorus of Swift's song.
There are quite a few similarities, claims Graham. The chorus of his song comprises: "Haters gone hater, playas gone play/ Watch out for them fakers, they'll fake you everyday," according to the BBC.