KATY PERRY: Must Pay Christian Rapper $2.78 Million for “Joyful Noise”

Written by on August 2, 2019

Katy Perry‘s hit single “Dark Horse” has turned into one very expensive tune. On Thursday, a jury ruled that she and her label must pay a Christian rapper $2.78 million after it decided she copied a portion of his “Joyful Noise” in her hit song.

Marcus Gray, known by the stage name Flame, and his two co-writers sued Perry and her producers for copyright infringement five years ago.

Flame’s legal team was hoping for $20 million, claiming that “Dark Horse” had raked in approximately $41 million, but Perry’s attorneys said the damages should be limited to $360,000. (BuzzFeed News)

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