Taylor Swift says she never heard song at center of ‘Shake It Off’ copyright case

Taylor Swift asked a Los Angeles federal court on Monday to throw out a copyright lawsuit by a songwriting duo who accused her of copying their lyrics in her hit 2014 song “Shake It Off.”

Swift also told the court in a signed declaration that she had never heard the song she allegedly ripped off, 3LW’s “Playas Gon’ Play,” and that “Shake It Off” was inspired by her experience in the public eye and a desire to provide a “comedic, empowering approach to helping people feel better about negative criticism.”

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