Music

Katy Perry’s "Dark Horse" Loses Copyright Battle Against Christian Rapper

The decision was unanimous.

By
1,006 Hypes

Katy Perry’s "Dark Horse" Loses Copyright Battle Against Christian Rapper

The decision was unanimous.

According to CNN, Katy Perry‘s 2013 song “Dark Horse” was accused of copying a part of “Joyful Noise,” a song by Christian rap artist called Flame. The unanimous decision was made by a nine-person jury from Los Angeles this week.

Flame, whose real name is Marcus Gray, has claimed that Perry’s song infringed on his copyright by using an underlying beat from his 2008 original song without consent. Rolling Stone has reported that Perry’s lawyers argued that the portion in question was too broad to be protected by copyright.

Despite the attorney’s counter-arguments, the jury unanimously disagreed. The penalty phase of the trail has already begun which means the court will soon determine the damages owed by Perry and her co-writers.

In other entertainment news, did you hear that A$AP Rocky’s trial in Sweden has officially started?

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Nike's “Evolution of the Swoosh” Collection Features All the Must-Have Silhouettes
Footwear

Nike's “Evolution of the Swoosh” Collection Features All the Must-Have Silhouettes

Take a look at the “Script Swoosh,” “Sunburst” and “Swoosh Chain” packs.
13,303 Hypes

G-Dragon's PEACEMINUSONE Unveils An Upcoming Nike Air Force 1 Collab
Footwear

G-Dragon's PEACEMINUSONE Unveils An Upcoming Nike Air Force 1 Collab

The K-pop star is currently serving in the Korean army.
128,971 Hypes

Pyer Moss Designer Kerby Jean-Raymond Just Landed an Artistic Director Role at Reebok
Fashion

Pyer Moss Designer Kerby Jean-Raymond Just Landed an Artistic Director Role at Reebok

In addition to extending the Reebok by Pyer Moss partnership.
580 Hypes

Here's a First Look at adidas' YEEZY 500 in "Bone White"
Footwear

Here's a First Look at adidas' YEEZY 500 in "Bone White"

Reminiscent of its popular “Blush” silhouette.
1,242 Hypes

Balenciaga's Triple-S Designer Debuts Shoes 53045's Bump’Air in "Green Giant"
Footwear

Balenciaga's Triple-S Designer Debuts Shoes 53045's Bump’Air in "Green Giant"

The chunky sneaker trend is still going strong.
1,469 Hypes


More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Keep updated on the latest news.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the website running and to continue providing free news to our readers. We'd appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBAE on your ad blocker.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBAE ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBAE”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBAE page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBAE page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBAE page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBAE page that you were viewing.