Katy Perry and Friends in Legal Trouble over Dark Horse

katy perry dark horse lawsuit

After a weeklong trial, a California jury has concluded that Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" is a copyright infringement.

The lawsuit was brought by Christian rapper Marcus Gray, professionally known as Flame, who asserted that Perry's 2013 hit tread on his own work titled "Joyful Noise." In particular, the plaintiff alleged that the Dr. Luke-produced song took his underlying beat.

Here's Katy Perry's track that was HUGE - as in, spent 4 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Grammy nominated, played at the superbowl HUGE. 

To be fair, Katy did used to be a Christian artist and may have heard the song in question, which has almost the exact same beat (just a slightly different tempo) - you can really hear it in the beginning.. 

 

What do you think? 

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