According to reports, a couple of Christian rap artists have filed a lawsuit against pop star Katy Perry. The rappers Flame and Lecrae claim that Perry’s hit single “Dark Horse” featuring Juicy J stole from their 2008 song “Joyful Noise.”
The case was filed in federal court in St. Louis, Missouri. Not only do the plaintiffs accuse Perry of infringing on their copyright, but they also believe their own song has been damaged because of “Dark Horse.”
“And by any measure, the devoutly religious message of ‘Joyful Noise’ has been irreparably tarnished by its association with the witchcraft, paganism, black magic, and Illuminati imagery evoked by the same music in ‘Dark Horse,’” the suit reads.
The lawsuit was filed by Flame, Lecrae, Chike Ojukwu, and Emanuel Lambert. Perry, Juicy, Dr. Luke, Capitol Records, and others are named as defendants.