The lawsuit focuses on the almost identical choruses between the two songs. 3LW’s being “The playas gon’ play / Them haters gonna hate” comparing to Swift’s “’Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play / And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.”
Hall and Butler are asking for a 20 percent writing credit on “Shake It Off,” according to Vulture.
Apparently, Swift’s lawyers are feeling pretty confident. They told TMZ that they believe the lawsuit is a “ridiculous claim and nothing more than a money grab. The law is simple and clear. They do not have a case.”