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Taylor Swift Sued For Copyright Infringement

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Taylor Swift is being sued for copyright infringement over her 2014 hit "Shake It Off."

According to The Daily News, US R&B singer Jesse Graham filed suit against Swift, alleging that she stole the lyrics for her hit "Shake it Off" from a song Graham wrote in 2013 called "Haters Gone Hate" which includes the lines "Haters gonna hate, players gonna play."

The 50-year-old musician told the Daily News, "If I didn't write the song 'Haters Gone Hate,' there wouldn't be a song called 'Shake It Off.'"

Swift's "Shake It Off" uses the phrase "Players gonna play, haters gonna hate" throughout the song. However, the phrase has become vernacular and is a frequently used meme on the Internet. According to the website, the phrase first appeared in 3LW's 200 hit “Playas Gon’ Play.”

Before filing the suit, Graham reportedly asked Swift for a writing credit on her album and an opportunity for a 'selfie' with Swift, but she refused his offer.

Graham is seeking $42 million through the lawsuit. – Staff Writers