After a week-long trial, a California jury has reached its conclusion that Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” is a copyright infringement.
The lawsuit was brought by Christian rapper Marcus Gray, professionally known as Flame, who asserted that Perry’s 2013 hit tread on his own work entitled “Joyful Noise.” In particular, the plaintiff alleged that the Dr. Luke-produced song took his underlying beat.
Katy Perry, 34, wearing a mint green trouser suit as she appeared at Downtown LA’s district court, is accused of copying the beat in her 2013 hit Dark Horse from a trio of Christian rappers.
Pop star Katy Perry caused a packed courtroom to burst into laughter saying she could play the hit song she is accused of stealing live after a technical glitch meant a recording of it couldn’t be played.
Blonde Katy, 34, wearing a smart mint green trouser suit, is accused of copying the beat in her 2013 hit Dark Horse from a trio of American Christian rappers.
At court in Downtown Los Angeles, Katy also sat just two seats away from controversial co-defendant Dr Luke, her long-time co-writer who the star denied in court documents had raped her.
Popstar Katy Perry has come under fire for shoes that are said to resemble “blackface”, spurring the star to make a swift public apology. The two styles of shoe, …