Katy Perry accused of copyright infringement for 'Dark Horse'

By Kabraun Dixon,

A year after Katy Perry was faced with music copying claims for “Roar,” which people criticized for its similarities to Sara Bareilles’ “Brave,” she has been hit with some fresh copyright infringement claims. This time, it’s for her hit single “Dark Horse.”

According to the The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Perry is being sued by Christian-Contemporary artists Flame, Da T.R.U.T.H. and Lecrae, who are claiming that Perry ripped off their song “Joyful Noise.”

Christianity Today reported that they said in their complaint they were outraged that, through Perry's song and music video, their own song has been "irreparably tarnished by its association with the witchcraft, paganism, black magic, and Illuminati imagery evoked by the same music in 'Dark Horse.'"

“Dark Horse” was a gigantic hit and became her ninth number one single. The song features rapper Juicy J and the two performed the song at the 2014 Grammy Awards. The song has gone on to sell more than 5 million digital copies so far.

TMZ reports the suit seeks an injunction and monetary damages.

Do you hear any similarities between the two?

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