While many pop stars find themselves on the receiving end of copyright lawsuits, this one has got to be one of the most ridiculous we've seen. Ukranian popstar AZA has accused Carly Rae Jepsen of stealing elements of her song "Hunky Santy." Side note: There is a song called "Hunky Santa."
"When I first listened to it on the radio while driving my car, I almost got into an accident. I couldn't believe what I was hearing," AZA told E! News about Carly's "Call Me Maybe." She continued, "They didn't ask me for permission—they just stole it. That's why I filed this lawsuit."
We had the unfortunate responsibility of listening to "Hunky Santa" for the sake of this post, and the only minuscule similarity between AZA's song and "Call Me Maybe" we can find is the line, "Call me and here is my number." Other than that, the songs are entirely dissimilar. "Hunky Santa" sounds like it was made at one of those make-your-own music video kiosks in the mall; "Call Me Maybe" is one of the best-selling digital singles of all time.
In response to the lawsuit, Carly's rep told TMZ the allegations are "completely false." And then they added, "Everyone knows [Carly] is a songwriter. She is not spending a lot of time listening to Ukrainian radio." Three snaps in a Z formation.
Check out AZA's "Hunky Santa" below (kinda NSFW), and let us know if we're missing something here...
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