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The Anti-Hero Is Not Guilty

Taylor Swift might be the Anti-Hero, but she is not guilty! This is the final verdict of the lawsuit that kept all fans of the American singer and songwriter Taylor Swift in front of the phone screen waiting for news. And they finally arrived. After an accusation of plagiarism for her most popular and streamed song, “Shake It Off,” Swift finally saw her single clear of all charges.

Shaking Off the accusations

At this point we can take it for granted: Taylor Swift (almost) always wins. Even in court. Shake It Off is finally free from the allegations
(Catherine Powell / via Taylor Swift on Instagram)
At this point we can take it for granted: Taylor Swift (almost) always wins. Even in court.
With 188 chart entries on the Billboard Hot 100, Swift is the female artist with the most charted songs in the United States. Ironically, the song that gave her the biggest success is also the one that brought her to court. “Shake It Off” recently returned in the public eye for the allegations the single received. In fact, songwriters Sean Hall and Nate Butler claimed that the pop star stole the lyrics of the chorus of their hit “Playas Gon’ Play.”

Hall and Butler wrote the song in the early 2000s, giving it to the US girl group 3LW. It was released in 2000, and today has more than 1 million plays on Spotify, undoubtedly being the trio’s biggest hit.

The line in scrutiny was the one involving the variation of the phrase “players gonna play” and “haters gonna hate.” Both “Playas Gon’ Play” and “Shake It Off” involve the use of the lyrics in very similar ways.

To answer the allegations, the singer denied being aware of the song prior to the lawsuit. However, being a common phrase to use in the English language, the case was dismissed. “Shake It Off” is finally free from the plagiarism allegations that have affected the single recently.


Don’t forget to stream Taylor Swift’s last album, Midnights. Make sure to keep you updated following and our social accounts!

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