Sued! This is the reason why Taylor Swift will go to trial in the US.

Sued! This is the reason why Taylor Swift will go to trial in the US.

Taylor Swift is once again in the middle of controversy. The 32-year-old American singer-songwriter will go on trial in a California court after she was accused of allegedly plagiarizing the lyrics of her song 'Shake it Off'.

According to the BBC, girl group 3LW claims Taylor stole the phrases “player gonna play” and “haters gonna hate” in their song 'Shake it Off,' which were originally part of their single 'Playas gon 'play' (2001).

The singer had previously petitioned to have the case dismissed, succeeding after U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald dismissed the case, arguing the lyrics were too "banal" to be copyrightable.

However, songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler appealed the ruling, and a federal court recently reversed the original decision and sent the case back to court.

Sue! This is why why Taylor Swift will go to trial in the US

According to the judge, the experts hired by the artist presented "persuasive arguments", but these were not enough to prevent the case from reaching trial.

‘Shake it Off'' is the best-selling single of Taylor Swift's career. The theme song won Favorite Song at the 2015 People's Choice Awards and debuted at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.

According to Billboard, it is Swift's biggest Top 100 hit to date, staying on the chart for 50 consecutive weeks.

The single was also the winner of three Grammy Awards in the categories of Best Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Record of the Year. In addition, the music video is one of the most viewed on the YouTube platform.

A trial date has yet to be announced and the singer has declined to comment to the media.

With information from BBC

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