It looks like Katy Perry has some more explaining to do.
After being accused of using stereotypical images of black women onstage during her performances, the “I Kissed A Girl” singer now has another controversy on her hands.
Perry is being sued by Christian rappers Flame and Lecrae for copyright infringement. The rappers claim that Perry lifted elements of their 2008 song “Joyful Noise” for her Juicy J assisted hit, “Dark Horse.” The lawsuit, filed in a St. Louis, Missouri federal court, not only accuses Perry of infringing upon the copyright of the rappers, but it also charges that their song has now been damaged by the pop smash.
“And by any measure, the devoutly religious message of ‘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,’” the lawsuit says in part.
Take a listen to the two songs below and see if you hear any similarities.