Trending News|July 25, 2014 02:27 CDT
Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Sued by Flame and Lecrae for Stealing their Christian Song and Making It Demonic (VIDEO)
Katy Perry is being sued by award winning Christian hip-hop rappers Flame, Lecrae, and others for stealing the sound of their song "Joyful Noise," released five years before Perry's song "Dark Horse," claiming people are now associating the artists with her demonic song.
The artist known as Flame, along with Lecrae, Hike Ojukwu, and Emanuel Lambert filed the suit. According to multiple reports the suit said Perry not only copied the music, but affected their reputation in the Christian music world by associating the tune with anti-Christian witchcraft and imagery because of Perry's controversial music video for "Dark Horse."
The suit states, "Joyful Noise" has been "irreparably tarnished by its association with the witchcraft, paganism, black magic, and Illuminati imagery evoked by the same music in 'Dark Horse'."
Eric Kayira, one of the lawyers for the hip-hop artists, said according to STLToday that comparisons of the songs "percolated" online in multiple places making its way to the performers' ears.
The suit names Perry, Juicy J, Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Sarah Theresa Hudson, and Capitol Records LLC.
"Dark Horse" speaks of a supernatural power that Perry will use against her man.
"So you wanna play with magic,? Boy you should know what you're fallin' for, ?Baby do you dare to do this, ?'Cause I'm comin' at you like a dark horse"
In an interview with MTV Perry herself admitted, "the lyrics are kind of witchy and dark," adding it was a "witchy, spell-y kind of black magic-y idea."
In contrary to Perry's song the gospel Hip-Hop song is dedicated to pointing people to Jesus Christ, "We will not by any means, according to God's grace, compromise our sure allegiance to the inerrancy of the Holy Bible as we engage culture and the arts," rapper Flame's site states.
"Joyful Noise" received a 2008 Gospel Music Association Dove Award nomination for the best rap/hip-hop song.
Listen to both "Joyful noise" and "Dark Horse" below: