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Katy Perry Sued

You Jacked Our Christian Song

And Made It Blasphemous

7/2/2014 9:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Katy Perry
blatantly stole a song from a Christian hip-hop singer and then tarnished it with witchcraft, paganism and black magic ... at least that's the claim in a new lawsuit.

According to the suit -- obtained by TMZ -- Perry's hit song "Dark Horse" is a rip-off of an award-winning Christian gospel song called "Joyful Noise" ... that was released 5 years before Perry's track.

The suit was filed by an artist known as Flame -- along with other singers. They say Perry not only hijacked their religious music ... she also destroyed their reputation in the Christian music world ... because they're now associated with the anti-Christian witchcraft and imagery that appears in the "Dark Horse" music video.


They're suing for damages ... and want Perry to stop using any form of their music ... stat.

So we gotta ask ...

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91.

xax    

It's similar. But unless they're dumb enough to settle, I doubt he'll win anything in court. If it was possible for him to win this, then there would be tons of copyright lawsuits every year. It's 4 notes repeated multiple times, it's not that difficult for someone else to think of this. Like: AA-BB-CC-BA or CC-DD-EE-DC

78 days ago
92.

dan    

she's a n igger lovin lib. she'll prob. just suck his pee pee

78 days ago
93.

capadon    

Both beats were jacked from Art of Noise: Moments in Love. So that Christian rapper is wasting time and money.

78 days ago
94.

KrystalS    

I didn't really hear what the big deal was..until Flame's DJ released this audio comparison --> http://rapzil.la/1lAoE1s Uh oh! That might be hard to dispute. O_O

78 days ago
95.

gayforliztaylor    

Play led zeppelin. Get this self-professed Asian wannabe clown off your site.

78 days ago
96.

Shane_c    

Sara Bareilles, Katy Keene, Lady Gaga.... She has a pattern of ripping people off so he's probably right.

78 days ago
97.

Adrielhdz    

http://www.rapzilla.com/rz/news/38-backstage/8695-flames-dj-explains-why-joyful-noise-and-katy-perrys-dark-horse-are-similar

78 days ago
98.

goldengraham    

I hear the similarity...it sounds like the beat from the rapper's song is slowed down in Dark Horse.

78 days ago
99.

NEGRO    

I'm convinced. Hard to deny after this:
https://soundcloud.com/rapzilla/flame-joyful-noise-katy-perry-dark-horse-song-comparison/s-lfuXn

78 days ago
100.

ruudvanosch    

The Commen linnets stole a song from ruud Osch from so sad het refrain end the akkoord from so lonely look Facebook Ruud Osch

77 days ago
101.

daniegirl    

He just wants some money

77 days ago
102.

Mystress    

I don't see any similarities.. It's close but not exactly..

77 days ago
103.

TrueAmerican56    

People need to watch Axis of Awesome's 4 Chord song, really kind of explains this problem.

77 days ago
104.

opinionconvo77    

Most singers have other people produce for them and I'm pretty sure they would check for that. Plus lots of songs have "similarities" but they are still different. Way different. It's a scam. Church must not have anybody donating their 10%. Toss that lawsuit in the trash.

77 days ago
105.

batman1    

that beat is old used by a rapper named spm in 08 ft lucky Lucknow its dope song.

76 days ago
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