In a big relief to Taylor Swift, the lawsuit for copyright infringement of her song Shake It Off has now been dropped. Taylor Swift, a Grammy-winning performer, was accused by two composers of stealing their lyrics for her 2014 number-one single “Shake It Off,” but the lawsuits have been withdrawn.
In September 2017, composers Sean Hall and Nathan Butler filed a lawsuit against the pop diva, claiming the successful song copied the chorus of Playas Gon’ Play, a song they wrote for the girl group 3LW in 2001.
Swift, however, consistently refuted the allegations, claiming that the lines “players gonna play” and “haters gonna hate” were both frequent and well-liked phrases.
After the litigation dragged on for more than five years, Hall and Butler, and Swift’s attorneys finally came to terms on Monday, agreeing to “(dismiss) this action in its entirety.”
The settlement’s conditions are still “unclear,” and no financial information is available. Swift has not yet provided any comments regarding the choice.
The 32-year-old asserted under oath to the court that she had never heard of Playas Gon’ Play in an August sworn declaration.
“The lyrics to Shake It Off were written entirely by me,” she asserted. “Until learning about the Plaintiffs’ claim in 2017, I had never heard the song Playas Gon’ Play and had never heard of that song or the group 3LW.”
The trial was scheduled to start in January.