Taylor Swift Slams ‘Shake It Off’ Copyright Lawsuit Over ‘Playas Gon’ Play’: ‘I’d Never Even Heard of 3LW’

Published: Monday 8th Aug 2022 by Rashad

A judge is saying “playa pleathe” to music superstar Taylor Swift over claims her 2014 smash single ‘Shake It Off’ didn’t borrow elements of 3LW‘s moderate 2001 hit, ‘Playas Gon’ Play.’

Swift may have thought she shook the judgment after the original copyright infringement claim was dismissed in 2018, but an appeals court said the decision was ‘too close to call’ in December 2021 and is deferring to a jury.

In light of a new motion submitted by the GRAMMY winner’s legal team Monday (August 8), look inside to read her lengthy statement on the matter.


In a lengthy message included in the motion to dismiss the case, Swift says the lyrics to ‘Shake’ were completely written by her.

“In writing the lyrics, I drew partly on experiences in my life and, in particular, unrelenting public scrutiny of my personal life, “clickbait” reporting, public manipulation, and other forms of negative personal criticism which I learned I just needed to shake off and focus on my music.

I recall hearing phrases about players play and haters hate stated together by other children while attending school in Wyomissing Hills, and in high school in Hendersonville. These phrases were akin to other commonly used sayings like “don’t hate the playa, hate the game,” “take a chill pill,” and “say it, don’t spray it.”

Later in the post, Taylor suggests it’s impossible she could have stolen from 3LW or the song ‘Play’ as she’d never heard of either before the lawsuit.  In fact, she asserts her mother didn’t allow her to watch ‘TRL’ until she was 13-years-old.

“None of the CDs I listened to as a child, or after that, were by 3LW,” she continued. “I have never heard the song ‘Playas Gon’ Play’ on the radio, on television, or in any film. The first time I ever heard the song was after this claim was made.”

Her lawyer, Peter Anderson, filed the motion to dismiss the case and chimed in.

“It is, unfortunately, not unusual for a hit song to be met by litigants hoping for a windfall based on tenuous claims that their own song was copied,” Peter Anderson wrote. “But even against that background, Plaintiffs’ claim sticks out as particularly baseless.”

As of time reported, an official date has not been released for the trial.

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  1. DC3 FOREVER August 8, 2022

    Taylor Lying

  2. Are You Kidding Me? August 9, 2022

    Taylor Swift is too rich to ever be canceled (she comes from a rich family) but GIRL.

    No More literally went mainstream. I know because they had an appearance on the show “The Jersey” and that song was EVERYWHERE.

    And EVERYBODY knows The Cheetah Girls.

    Cheetah Girls soundtrack came out 2003.
    Taylor’s first album came out 2006.

    In 2003, Taylor Swift was 14.

    What next? She never heard of Hannah Montana?


    Put some respect on Ms Adrienne-3LW-Cheetah-Girls Bailon!!!!

    One of the most legendary fictional groups that was able to become real and tour.

    She tried it.

    • Cory Vaughn August 9, 2022

      LMAO yessssssssssss!!!

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 9, 2022

      Playas Gon Play was released as a single in 2001 when she was 11 years old (her birthday isn’t until December). I’ve also never heard a single Cheetah Girls song and Playas Gon Play was released under 3LW anyway so I don’t see what relevance that has. Playas Gon Play was not, and is not, some huge song that everyone knew and/or remembers now.

      • Roberta FlackSabbath August 9, 2022

        In 1977, Stevie Nicks wrote & sang “Players only love you when they’re playin'” on the #1 hit single “Dreams.” The single returned to the top 15 about a year ago and the album it appears on, Rumours, is one of the 10 best selling albums of all time. (It’s actually at #38 on this week’s chart and hasn’t left the top 40 for two years.)

        All I’m saying is: who can Stevie sue for some nonsense?

        Players playing….

  3. Paulo August 9, 2022

    she could be telling the truth but this proves nothing. so now all it takes to dismiss a copyright suit is to say “I didn’t know”? granted 3LW never really took off but singles are mass distributed products, she could have heard the melody or lyrics only once without knowing the artist and be inspired by it without intention.

    • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎 August 9, 2022

      Paula tha wigga, you sound like the fool that you are.

      • Paulo August 9, 2022


  4. Ovo August 9, 2022

    Typical lying white privileged honkey using black art and claiming it as your own knowing full and well you stole it! Smh Taylor you are nothing but a rhythmless talentless thin lipped non singing thief. Can’t wait for Olivia rodrigo and Billi elish to take her spot ASAP

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 9, 2022

      Black art? Playas Gon Play?! Stop it.

      • Naïme August 9, 2022

        You just killed me with the « Stop It » line XD.

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 9, 2022

      And the only ones trying to “steal” are the ones trying to steal money from a successful white female artist as the money has clearly run dry a long time ago from the only two hits 3LW had.

    • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎 August 9, 2022

      3LW are now considered black art 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤰🏿😂😂😂😂💩💩💩😂😂😂😂😂🤡🤡🤰🏿🤰🏿🤡😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤰🏿🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣👸🏿🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤰🏾🔫George Floyd😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂

  5. Cory Vaughn August 9, 2022

    That song was literally everywhere though…Taylor hun? You’re not fooling a single soul baby.

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 9, 2022

      Maybe in 2000/2001… Not a day after. That song was quickly forgotten. You ok?

  6. Defo August 9, 2022

    Lying thieving heffa! This is why I can’t Stan those ugly saltine snow a p Es. Taylor needs to find originality and grow an ass

  7. Uh August 9, 2022

    Liar. I’ve Never liked this basic jug of Mayo.

  8. Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 9, 2022

    It’s a widely used phrase. 3LW haven’t been a thing since 2001 when the song was released as a single and let’s not play games like “Playas Gon Play” is some highly-praised R&B classic that gets any spins. Now, if we were talking about “No More,” then we’d be having a different conversation.

  9. Yandi August 9, 2022

    Well, Taylor, as well built out as your team is, I’m sure “SOMEBODY” in you squad has heard of 3LW, even if you haven’t. Otherwise, they don’t need to be in the music biz. I’m not buying this excuse from her. Somebody knows this song and somebody knew that was being used without permission. And, scene!

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 9, 2022

      It’s a well-known, widely used phrase, that wasn’t even sung in the same way. Everyone is reaching. It’s like when Paris Hilton tried to trademark “that’s hot.” Stop it.

  10. T August 9, 2022

    Taylor is the worst!
    The sweet girl persona only lasted so long .
    3LW were trendsetters before you in your lamb clothing was cool.

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 9, 2022

      Trendsetters? One-hit wonders, you mean. As all their other s*** besides “No More” flopped hard.

  11. eric August 9, 2022

    Using the same phrase is one thing, but she used the same song structure too.

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 9, 2022

      How is it the same structure?

  12. Roger August 9, 2022

    Kind of irresponsible and tasteless of TGJ to make fun of someone’s speech impediment.

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 9, 2022

      Biwth pweathe 🤚🏽

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