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Ukrainian Singer

Suing Over 'Call Me Maybe'

Carly Rae Stole My Song!

11/8/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE


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UKRAINE NOT WEAK ... Ukraine sue -- at least that's what one hot Ukrainian singer is doing, claiming Carly Rae Jepsen shamelessly stole her slutty Christmas song ... and turned it into "Call Me Maybe."

The singer -- who goes by Aza -- is filing the lawsut in L.A., claiming "Call Me Maybe" is a carbon copy of her song "Hunky Santa" ... which producers simply tweaked before adding Carly Rae Jepsen's voice.



According to the lawsuit -- to be filed today by Aza's lawyer Barry Rothman -- she's suing for unspecified damages ... but based on how insanely popular "Call Me Maybe" is, a ton of money's on the line.

Aza tells us, "I'm shocked and surprised that these people wanted to sample my lyrics on their song. They didn't ask me for permission, they just took it. That's why I filed this lawsuit. When I first heard it on the radio, I was driving and almost got into an accident. I couldn't believe what I was hearing."

As for how similar the songs REALLY are -- you be the judge.

Scooter Braun -- Justin Bieber's manager -- is also named in the suit.

Carly's rep tells TMZ, "This is completely false and [Carly's] lawyers will deal with this. Everyone knows [Carly] is a songwriter. She is not spending a lot of time listening to Ukrainian radio."

UKRAINE IS GAME TO YOU?!?!

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just because    

only person i truly like and janelle garcia

723 days ago
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just because    

only problem is janella garcia is too short in height

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just because    

to be taken serious

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just because    

go vino alan janelle garcia

723 days ago
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just because    

vino alan the **** for people who can see past his prison life which gives him that soul

723 days ago
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just because    

****ing already got rid of everyone else

723 days ago
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so sick of emblem 3 over it now

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just because    

janelle garcia winner = so cute, so innocent, so likeable, such a canvas

723 days ago
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i am so fuhking sick of emblem3 doing back flips jumping off stairs REALLY

723 days ago
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2 brothers 1 hater

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i did not agree with jlo husband (marc anthony) until right now

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i do not see it anymore

723 days ago
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just because    

not likeable like cece fray still is unlikable

723 days ago
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just because    

can never say anything bad about jenelle garcia no matter how hard i try

723 days ago
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cheryl    

WHAT is she talking about? The two songs don't even sound REMOTELY alike!! BUT....that guy in the video is hot as hell!!!

723 days ago
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