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Maybe it’s because I’m a huge Taylor Swift fan, but I believe that’s a very bold statement for Mr. Braham to make. Ms. Swift, while recycling heartbreak, her manic-pixie-dreamgirl persona, and those faces she makes whenever she wins an award, (you know it– the “I-can’t-believe-I-won-how-shocking!” look) probably didn’t need a huge deal of inspiration in rearranging five words to get her point across. Our job as attorneys, however, isn’t to chatter about the original songwriting prowess of our favorite blonde twenty-something, but to break down the legal argument behind the claim.
The lyrics at the root of the claim are as follows:
"'Cause the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate / and the players gonna play, play, play, play, play" followed by "Heartbreakers gonna break break break break break/ and the fakers gonna fake fake fake fake fake."
"Haters gone hate, playas gone play / watch out for them fakers, they'll fake you everyday"