Taylor Swift’s 3LW Legal Drama Continues

Published: Tuesday 29th Oct 2019 by David

When Taylor Swift released her smash hit tune ‘Shake It Off‘, a number of music enthusiasts pointed out the track’s similarity to 3LW‘s hit single ‘Playas Gon Play’.

A legal fight began when word of this reached the latter’s writers.

Today, there is an update.

Full story below…

‘Playas Gon Play’ was written by Sean Hall and Nathan Butler for 3LW who released it on the 1st of May 2001. Though it peaked at #89 on the Billboard Hot 100, its impact was felt globally and helped propel the trio to household name status.

Playas, they gonna play
And haters, they gonna hate
Ballers, they gonna ball
Shot callers, they gonna call
That ain’t got nothin’ to do
With me and you
That’s the way it is
That’s the way it is

In 2014, Taylor Swift released ‘Shake It Off.’

Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off.


Now, after a district judge dismissed a lawsuit launched by 3LW’s writers because they found “insufficient similarity between the songs”, a federal judge has reversed the ruling as they believe a jury should decide whether or not Swift ripped them off.

Read the official legal documents here.



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  1. Clarkson October 29, 2019

    Lazy journalism.
    U should have put the two songs side by side for us readers to compare.

    Do better pls.

    • Jasmine The Real Princess October 29, 2019

      You should go and buy Shîtmila’s solo singles to keep her from flopping instead.

    • Haterz Gon‘ Hate October 29, 2019

      @ClarkMeds – Do Better???? DO BETTER?? Have you looked in the mirror recently? Have you given a thought to your behaviour on this site??? FOH!!!! You literally do not understand what improving on anything in life means with your psychotic episodes and schizophrenic AF tendencies. FOH trying to critique anybody else in this world ???

      • Clarkson October 29, 2019

        There is a troll impersonating me and trying to ruin my reputation. Pls ignore

        My profile logo is a circle green head. Always check the logo to make sure it’s the real me. Thanks.

    • Clarkson October 29, 2019

      B*tch you’re not the only Clarkson in the world! And ruin your reputation? WHAT reputation? You did that yourself.

  2. Clarkson October 29, 2019

    It’s similar, no doubt about that. But is it worthy of them being credited as songwriters? IDK. A jury should definitely decide.

    Anyways, none of these h*es would be ANYTHING without Camila Cabello’s impact. These b*tches could nevaaaaaa

    • may October 29, 2019

      Ok. Camilla Cabello was literally a nobody at home when Taylor was making hit records and 3LW was charting the tops a couple decades ago.

      Ruin your credibility much?

      • Clarkson October 29, 2019

        Pls that’s not me.
        That’s a troll account trying to tarnish my image
        Pls ignore
        My profile logo has a circle green head.

        The troll is onlyfacts. He is angry cause I won him in all the arguement we had.

    • Glass house October 29, 2019

      Ok I knew you weren’t American Clarkson cause nobody except crazy stalkers are that obsessed with Camila and billboard charts and hating Normani for no reason

  3. tay October 29, 2019

    these dudes are sad!

    its a different song come on. small similarity’s but all reaching

    go make another song and stop trying to make $ off some of someone else

    sad! these dudes are lazy! when you cant make a hit sue some one who has one


    • 2bad2bme October 29, 2019

      You know darn well nobody in 2014 was saying “Playas gonna play, Hatas gonna hate… She legit stole that from the most popular song with those lyrics. GET YOUR COIN 3LW!

  4. J October 29, 2019

    That was the first thought I had when I heard the song. Playas Gon Play lol 3LW sung it first

  5. Fancy BISH October 29, 2019

    I’m getting a little tired of your broken PROMITHES, PROMITHES lol

    • Meme October 29, 2019

      I hate you Lololol

      • Fancy BISH October 29, 2019


  6. Woah Vicky October 29, 2019

    Taylor’s song is a million times better can catchy. They are trying to sue for like 8 words? Lol.

  7. Woah Vicky October 29, 2019

    Taylor is the first solo female to have 5 music videos of over 1 billion.
    You belong with me has crossed 1 billion, the highest of any country song.

  8. Clayne October 29, 2019

    I mean— the SECOND I heard shake it off, I thought of 3LW.. so hopefully they get some coins.

  9. Justafan October 30, 2019

    Well, look what happened with Shape of You…

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