Taylor Swift hits back at songwriters in ‘Shake It Off’ IP fight

By Andrew Karpan (August 9, 2022, 5:36 p.m. EDT) — Taylor Swift tries a new argument against claims that she lifted a line from a 2001 R&B hit for her chart-topping song “Shake It Off,” claiming she had never even encountered the other song before the trial in part because she listened “almost exclusively” to country music growing up.

Monday’s filing marked the second time in just over a year that Swift’s attorneys have urged U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald to drop the long-simmering lawsuit of songwriter Nate Butler, joined by co-writer Sean Hall, who claims “Shake It Off” stole a line from “Playas Gon’ Play”, the…

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