Taylor Swift sued for allegedly stealing lyrics: Report

Taylor Swift

Pop star Taylor Swift is being sued for $42 million for alleged plagiarism of the lyrics to her hit 2014 song "Shake It Off," reports the BBC.

Lesser known U.S. singer Jesse Braham claims Swift stole the words from a song he wrote in 2013 called "Haters Gone Hate." Braham is claiming he has copyright ownership of the phrases "haters gone hate" and "playas gone play," which appear in the chorus of Swift's song.

There are quite a few similarities, claims Braham. The chorus of his song comprises: "Haters gone hater, playas gone play/ Watch out for them fakers, they'll fake you everyday," according to the BBC.

The chorus of "Shake It Off" features lyrics including: "Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play/ And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate." She sings another line: "And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake."

Representatives for Swift have yet to officially comment on the legal case and were note immediately available for comment when contacted by CNBC. Read the full story on the BBC's website.