Katy Perry and her label ordered to pay $2.7 million for ripping off Dark Horse from Christian rapper

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Katy Perry and her label have to cough up after shedding a Dark Horse copyright lawsuit (Picture: Getty)

Katy Perry and her report label had been ordered to pay $2.7 million (£2.2 million) for ripping off Dark Horse from a Christian rapper.

The 34-year-old singer misplaced a copyright lawsuit on Tuesday by which rapper Flame (Marcus Gray) claimed she stole beats from his 2008 monitor, Joyful Noise, for her 2013 tune.

On Thursday, Capitol Records was once ordered to pay $1.2 million (£990,000) in damages to Gray, whilst Perry was once instructed to pay $550,000 (£450,000).

Producers and different collaborators at the tune have been instructed to cough up the stability of the $2.7 million award.

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Marcus Gray aka Flame accused Katy of ripping off his 2008 tune Joyful Noise for Dark Horse (Picture: Getty)

Perry, who was once now not in federal courtroom for the damages determination, testified final month that she believed Dark Horse was once an authentic paintings.

The tune was once created by way of her manufacturers and writers after she was once introduced with a chain of quick instrumental passages, the popstar mentioned.



Her lawyer mentioned she would attraction the damages determination.

‘The writers of Dark Horse consider this a travesty of justice,’ lawyer Christine Lepera instructed journalists out of doors the courtroom, City News reported.

Dark Horse introduced in about $31 million (£25 million)for report label Capitol Records, a unit of Universal Music Group, legal professionals for each side agreed throughout the trial, whilst Katy earned about $3.2 million (£2.6 million).

The jury awarded the cash to Flame and his two co-writers on Joyful Noise.

Flame, 37, introduced the lawsuit in opposition to Perry in 2014, claiming that Dark Horse ‘tarnished’ his tune’s recognition due to its allusions to ‘witchcraft’.

Flame claimed it ‘irreparably tarnished by its association with the witchcraft, paganism, black magic and Illuminati imagery evoked by the same music in Dark Horse’.

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