Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ copyright lawsuit dismissed after 5 years

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Taylor Swift was finally able to “shake off” a copyright lawsuit after nearly five years.

The lawsuit, which was originally filed by songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler in 2017, claimed that Swift stole lyrics from 3LW’s 2001 song “Playas Gon’ Play” to write her hit anthem “Shake It Off.” 

However, attorneys for the Grammy-winning singer and the two songwriters filed a joint stipulation on Monday asking a California court to drop the lawsuit “in its entirety,” according to court documents obtained by Page Six.

U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald officially dismissed the lawsuit that same day with prejudice just weeks before its trial was set to begin.

The win for Swift comes just four months after the songstress broke her silence on the matter, saying she had “never heard” the song she was accused of plagiarizing.

“The lyrics to ‘Shake It Off’ were written entirely by me,” the singer claimed in court documents, according to Billboard.

Hall and Butler originally claimed that the 33-year-old took the “Playas gon’ play / And haters, they gon’ hate” lines they wrote to come up with “Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play / And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.”


The 33-year-old songstress denied the allegations.

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The 33-year-old songstress denied the allegations.

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