Look what you made her do: Taylor Swift defends itself against accusations of plagiarism.
The singer recently responded to a 2017 copyright lawsuit filed by songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butlerwho claimed that Swift texts from the 3LW the song “Playas Don’ Play”, which they wrote for her 2014 hit “Shake It Off” Court documents obtained by E! News, Swift refuted the accusation by writing in an Aug. 6 statement, “The lyrics of ‘Shake It Off’ were written entirely by me.”
“Until I learned about the claim from plaintiffs in 2017, I had never heard the song ‘Playas Gon’ Play, nor had I heard of that song or the group 3LW,” she continued. “The first time I ever heard the song was after this claim was made.”
Although 3LW originally consisted of: Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams and Naturi Naughton-released several hits in the early years, Swift wrote that at the time she listened “almost exclusively” to country music and “didn’t watch the MTV show TRL” or go to clubs that played mainstream music.