Katy Perry Takes The Stand For “Dark Horse” Rip-off Trial
Katy Perry has appeared in the L.A. Federal Courthouse and testified in the ongoing legal battle between herself and Christian rapper, Flame.
It would be recalled that Flame sued the songstress in July 2014 after he claimed that her 2013 hit track, “Dark Horse” is a total rip-off of his Grammy-nominated gospel track “Joyful Noise”
Flame’s music label uploaded the music video in 2008 to YouTube and according to the suit, he is alleging that Perry not only jacked the religious music but she also destroyed his reputation in the Christian music world because he is now associated with the anti-Christian witchcraft and imagery that appears in the “Dark Horse” music video.
In his suit, Flame also claims that Perry jacked the underlying beat but in her testimony, she says there are no significant similarities. When she took the stand, she claimed she never heard the song, “Joyful Noise,” prior to the filing of the lawsuit.
According to her, she first heard the beats from Dr Luke while drinking white wine in Santa Barbara and wrote “Dark Horse” in just 4 hours.
It would be recalled that we recently reported that Perry and her longstanding frenemy, Taylor Swift squashed their six-year-long beef. Speaking about how she reunited with Swift, Perry said:
“It kind of was a process. I sent her a literal olive branch and a note apologizing for my part in all of it when she started her Reputation Tour. I just thought she was about to embark on something new and big and needed the support.”
“As I was finishing mine, I realized how much we have in common, and maybe there’s only five other people in the world that can have the same type of conversations and understand where we’re coming from and that we should celebrate our commonality and our friendship and be able to be there for each other.”