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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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46.

kcrosie    

Um, no. But it is an interesting marketing ploy to get your Christmas song played in American right before Christmas. Eek though.

652 days ago
47.

HAHAHA    

Both have two things very much in common wich is they both were written by some one with the musical talent of a gerbil and their 15 min of fame are now at 14:59...

652 days ago
48.

Quilleyfan    

I think she'd have better luck filing that lawsuit against Courtney Stodden.

652 days ago
49.

Louise    

It doesn't sound anything like Call Me Maybe. It is probably just a way for her to be noticed.

652 days ago
50.

Mystery Guest    

WTH? Just because she also says "call me" doesn't make it a rip off.

652 days ago
51.

kgee    

Ok, so she succeeded in getting people to watch her video

652 days ago
52.

loe    

Nothing in common, even worse than call me maybe. No talent stripper who cant sing cant dance. She looks like a drag queen and some queens look better than her!

652 days ago
53.

SheisHot    

Both of them need a good long gagging, gaping with a cream-filled finish!

652 days ago
54.

adelle    

"HOT"?

She looks like a 50 year old haggard hooker from the 1980's...gross.

and no, the songs sound nothing alike.

652 days ago
55.

MzReeses    

This was terrible and nothing like Call Me Maybe

652 days ago
56.

bigfoot6155    

This Aza is a dumb skank. Her song is nothing Like Call Me Maybe.

652 days ago
57.

donnythesavage    

Aza sounds more llke the singer from from ramstein

652 days ago
58.

donnythesavage    

Aza sounds more like the singer from Ramstien

652 days ago
59.

stricken123    

What is this all about?))

Russian translations you can always read at http://showbiz-world.ru/

652 days ago
60.

DaveT    

To my ears I don't hear the similarities...but thanks for the vid of the hottie, good stuff

652 days ago
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