Taylor Swift has fired back at 2 songwriters who have sued her for allegedly stealing “Shake It Off” … she says the reason is simple — the phrases in question are too short to get legal protection.
Taylor’s being sued by Sean Hall and Nathan Butler. The 2 guys wrote a song in 2001 called “Playas Gon’ Play,” performed by 3LW. The song repeatedly uses 2 phrases … “Playas, they gonna play” and “Haters, they gonna hate.”
Taylor and her legal team say Hall and Butler cannot “monopolize the idea that players will play and haters will hate.”