Katy Perry Loses "Dark Horse" Lawsuit To Flame & Lecrae, Big Money Is At Stake
(AllHipHop News) Katy Perry is going to have to share some of the $41 million made from her hit single "Dark Horse" featuring Juicy J because the song was stolen.
Earlier this week, a jury ruled in favor of Christian rap artists Flame and Lecrae, who sued the singer for stealing their 2008 song "Joyful Noise."
Flame and Lecrae said Katy jacked their song, did not pay and ruined the concept of their original song by associating it with "witchcraft, paganism, black magic, and Illuminati imagery" evoked by "Dark Horse."
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A jury ruled unanimously in favor of Flame and Lecrae, who will get a portion of the $41 million, which netted Capitol Records $31 million, while Katy walked away with $3 million.
Lawyers for Capitol say they only earned a little over $600,000 because they supposedly spent over $30 million simply marketing the song.
“I don’t want to give away any spoilers here, but some of the costs, get ready to roll your eyes,” Flame's attorney Michael Kahn said, just as the penalty phase starts this week.