5 doccies we're excited to see at the 18th Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival

Lily-Rose Depp and Vanessa Paradis defend Johnny Depp after his estranged wife accused him of domestic abuse

Carly Rae Jepsen sued over Call Me Maybe

2012-11-09 22:32
 
carly rae jepsen
Los Angeles - Carly Rae Jepsen is being sued over her hit song Call Me Maybe.

A Ukranian singer, Aza, is filing a lawsuit in Los Angeles, claiming the Canadian star's mega hit is based on her track, Hunky Santa.

The lawsuit claims the festive themed song, recorded in English, has the same lyrical basis as Carly's track, and was taken without consent.

Former Miss Ukraine Aza told TMZ.com: "I'm shocked and surprised that these people wanted to sample my lyrics on their song.

'This is completely false'


"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."

The lawsuit is seeking substantial damages to compensate Aza.

Representatives for Carly deny her track is in any way related to Hunky Santa.

"This is completely false and Carly's lawyers will deal with this. Everyone knows Carly is a songwriter. She is not spending a lot of time listening to Ukrainian radio," a representative said.

Call Me Maybe hit the number one spot in more than 15 countries around the world earlier this year.
Read more on:    carly rae jepsen  |  music  |  lawsuits  |  celebrities
NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
6 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Recent News

An appearance by Steve Hofmeyr at a restaurant in Den Haag in the Netherlands has been cancelled due to his racially provocative statements. Read More »

A rapper charged in a deadly shooting at a New York City concert hall has pleaded not guilty. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.