Taylor Swift is arguably one of the most popular musicians in the music industry currently. Due to how famous she is, not everything about T Swift’s life is all that great. 

Swift has produced numerous hit songs throughout her career and inspired many fans and musicians alike in many ways. Swift was also accused of stealing the lyrics for her hit 2014 track, “Shake It Off,” which earned her three Grammy nominations.

Swift also decided to address the 2017 lawsuit, which was filed by songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, who claim Swift stole lyrics from 3LW’s 2001 hit song “Playas Gon’ Play” to write “Shake It Off.”

As revealed by court documentation reported by Billboard, Swift claimed she had “never heard” the track she is accused of plagiarizing, and said, “the lyrics to ‘Shake It Off’ were written entirely by me.”

“In writing the lyrics, I drew partly on experiences in my life and, in particular, unrelenting public scrutiny of my personal life, ‘clickbait’ reporting, public manipulation, and other forms of negative personal criticism which I learned I just needed to shake off and focus on my music.

“I recall hearing phrases about players play and haters hate stated together by other children while attending school in Wyomissing Hills, and in high school in Hendersonville.

The first time I ever heard the song was after this claim was made,” Swift said of 3LW’s 2001 track.

It is likely Taylor Swift is telling the truth, as she has no reason to lift songs when she is perfectly capable of writing her own lyrics. Either way, her Swifties will believe anything she says. We will keep you updated on this ongoing story right here at Thirsty.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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