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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

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."



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

610 days ago

Buddy The Elf    

They are almost identical, except being totally different.

610 days ago


They sound NOTHING alike

610 days ago


I think she needs to shake her head. Foolish woman your song stinks and is Not like carly's

610 days ago


Listened to the song. It sounds similar to a remix of Call Me Maybe.
The way she sings is quite different. If you are willing to say that she sings. Sounds closer to, in tone, a presidential speech with musical accompaniment.
The only lyrics I heard in the song that were the same were "Here is my number. Call Me." Other than those words, Aza's song is about screwing guys for presents. Carly's song is about 'I think you are hot, want to date?" I can understand the concepts coming from the same tree (you are attractive, let's spend time and money together), but they are not of the same leaf.
This is just a get rich quick scheme for someone who is not globally popular.

610 days ago

Brazilian chick    

Oh please, the music sounds like the annoying song "Friday"
Watching this video was disturbing to my eye sight and ear drums. She should give up on singing!

610 days ago


CLEVER FREE PUBLICITY STUNT!!! Shame on you though....

610 days ago

I am Spartacus    

wow nothing about the song is similiar. At least the first minute because that's all I could get through. This is simply a case of her suing so her name will get out there (mission accomplished) and get people to actually know who she is.

610 days ago


They sound NOTHING alike. Aza is so full of herself.

610 days ago


I want to punch myself in the face after listening to her song. I heard nothing that sounded like "Call Me Maybe". Oy.

610 days ago


Aza and Farrah Abraham should make an album together called who can f u c k up auto-tune the most.

610 days ago


Pathetic woman with no case!!

610 days ago


what exactly am i missing here?

610 days ago

Mickey Kafka    

I can totally see the resemblance.. one is a video of a cute girl with talent singing a fun, catchy song. And the other is video of a woman with no talent, barely getting through a horrible song with no melody.

good luck in court, natasha.

610 days ago


This sounds nothing like Call Me Maybe!! This chick just wants attention and people to hear her music.

610 days ago
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