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    Posted: Jul 02 2014 at 1:16pm


FLAME & Lecrae performing Joyful Noise. Photo by Philip Rood

This morning STLtoday.com reported, Christian hip-hop musicians from St. Louis and elsewhere sued pop singer Katy Perry, Capitol Records and others in federal court here Tuesday, claiming that Perry’s song “Dark Horse” ripped off their 2008 song. The suit says that Perry and her co-writers infringed the copyright of the Christian song “Joyful Noise” and have exploited and profited from its use.

It also says that “Joyful Noise” has been “irreparably tarnished by its association with the witchcraft, paganism, black magic, and Illuminati imagery evoked by the same music in ‘Dark Horse’.”

“Joyful Noise” was written in 2007 and released in 2008. The song received a 2008 Gospel Music Association Dove Award nomination for the best rap/hip-hop song, the suit says.

According to CourtHouseNews.com, The plaintiffs claim that Perry has performed "Dark Horse" in front of sold-out concerts throughout the country, that millions of copies have been sold and downloaded and that 435 million people have watched the "Dark Horse" video on YouTube.

Joyful Noise was created in 2007 and appeared on Flame's album "Our World: Redeemed," which was released in 2008. The album received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album and "Joyful Noise" received a 2008 Gospel Music Association Dove Award nomination for the Best Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year. "Joyful Noise" featured Lecrae. "Dark Horse" was released in September 2013. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts in January and stayed in the top spot for weeks.

"Defendants never sought or obtained permission from plaintiffs to use the 'Joyful Noise' song in creating, reproducing, recording, distributing, selling, or publicly performing defendants' song," the complaint states. "Plaintiffs never gave any of the defendants permission, consent, or a license to use 'Joyful Noise' for any purpose, including creation of a derivative work based on 'Joyful Noise.'"





That riff is practically identical. I noticed it when the song first came out and was wondering when they were gonna get paid, lol

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Well you know how yt ppl do...


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Errrr....ummm not really.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote BBpants Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 02 2014 at 1:36pm
it's very similar...her version is slowed down
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I had to play it twice, but I hear it
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Didn't even play the whole song and my nephew said it was dark horse...i didn't listen to katy song.
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lol I used to bump Flame and Lecrae hard around 2005 when I was a christian.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote DiorShowGirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 02 2014 at 2:39pm
kind of yes and kind of no....so they r now suing and how long has this song been out???

it doesn't have that drastic similarity to it like blurred lines and marvin gayes song "Got to give it up"

did Katy help write the song? if not aren't they suing the wrong person, only the writer's of this song should be sued? 

oh well more drama in the entertainment world...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote EPITOME Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 02 2014 at 2:45pm
Originally posted by Random Thoughts Random Thoughts wrote:

lol I used to bump Flame and Lecrae hard around 2005 when I was a christian.

Idk why this made me laugh so
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I've never heard Dark Horse before. I'm at the library and don't have my headphones with me. I can't stand Katy Perry's songs but I'mma listen to the song later to see if there're similarities.


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