You know you’ve officially made it when you get hit with a lawsuit by someone claiming that you’ve stolen their song.
And for Carly Rae Jepsen, that is exactly what has happened.
According to TMZ, Jepsen is facing legal action from a Ukrainian singer named Aza, who is accusing the Canadian songstress of lifting the arrangement from her Christmas track ‘Hunky Santa’ for ‘Call Me Maybe’.
“I’m shocked and surprised that these people wanted to sample my lyrics on their song,” said Aza to TMZ. “They didn’t ask me for permission, they just took it. That’s why I filed this lawsuit. When I first heard it on the radio, I was driving and almost got into an accident. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.”
Denying the allegations, Jepsen’s reps have hit back and added that Jepsen “is not spending a lot of time listening to Ukrainian radio.”
“This is completely false and [Carly’s] lawyers will deal with this. Everyone knows [Carly] is a songwriter.”
Upon listening to the song, it’s clear that this is just a publicity stunt to give Aza more hits (and money) for her ‘Hunky Santa’ video (which by the way, does NOT sound like ‘Call Me Maybe’ at all).
Not only is it totally different, it’s FAR less catchier.
Judge for yourself here: