Castle On The Hill Ed Sheeran
9 November 2012, 12:13
A Ukranian pop star claims the song is a rip-off of her own song 'Hunky Santa'.
Carly Rae Jepsen is reportedly being sued by a Ukranian pop star over claims the hit 'Call Me Maybe' is a rip-off of one of her own songs.
Ukranian star AZA is said to have filed legal papers today in a Los Angeles court for copyright infringement, claiming Carly's breakthrough hit borrowed elements from her own song 'Hunky Santa', which appears on AZA's album 'High Speed'.
"I'm shocked and surprised that these people wanted to sample my lyrics on 'Call Me Maybe'," the Ukrainian pop star said in a statement published by E! Online. "They didn't ask me for permission, they just stole it. That's why I filed this lawsuit.
Carly is listed as a defendant in the new lawsuit alongside her co-writers Tavish Crowe and Josh Ramsay, as well as her label Schoolboy Records and CEO Scooter Braun.
Check out a picture of Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City in their music video for 'Good Time' below:
A spokesperson for Carly Rae Jepsen has since denied the allegations and insists that it is impossible she would have even heard 'Hunky Santa' before penning 'Call Me Maybe'.
"This is completely false and [Carly's] lawyers will deal with this," the spokesperson said. "Everyone knows [she] is a songwriter. She is not spending a lot of time listening to Ukrainian radial."
Earlier this month it was also reported that Carly and Owl City are being sued by an artist called Alyyson Nichole Burnett claiming their hit 'Good Time' borrows elements of her 2010 song 'Ah, It's A Love Song'.
Carly Rae Jepsen is currently promoting her album 'Kiss' in Japan where she has already started work on new music.