Taylor swift has been named the defendant in a lawsuit claiming she plagiarized a minor 2001 hit. TMZ reports, songwriters Nathan Butler, and Sean Hall claim the lyrics to "Shake it Off" are a ripoff from their 2001 composition "Playas Gon' Play." It was recorded by 3LW, and peaked at #81 on Billboard's Hot 100. Swift's representatives told TMZ the suit is without merit. Butler & Hall have previously written songs for Justin Bieber, Lionel Richie, Maroon 5, and Pink, among others.

Did she rip them off?  Judge for yourself...

"Shake it Off"

"Playas Gon' Play"

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