The American songstress has spoken out over being accused by Radiohead of copying their 1993 hit Creep for her song Get Free.
Lana Del Rey confirmed reports that the Oxford based band are suing her for copyright infringement over the track on her latest album Lust For Life, and sent them a defiant message that she’ll fight them in court over the dispute.
The New Yorker, 32, beauty tweeted: “It’s true about the lawsuit. Although I know my song wasn’t inspired by Creep, Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing.
“I offered up to 40 over the last few months but they will only accept 100. Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court.”
The track is currently credited to Lana and her writing partners Kieron Menzies and Rick Nowels.
Radiohead, fronted by Thom Yorke, were reportedly keen to avoid a messy court battle despite being adamant that Get Free shares too many similarities with their hit.
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“Both teams are trying to thrash it out behind the scenes to prevent it from going to court.
“It’s understood that Radiohead’s team are hoping for the band to either receive compensation or be credited on the list of songwriters to receive royalties,” a source said.
Rights disputes in the music industry are fairly common, although artists usually strive to keep the details out of the limelight.
Musician Owen Pallett told the BBC that Radiohead’s allegations are most likely to be based on the chord progression in the song’s verse.
However, he noted, the case might not be the result of “Radiohead sitting around feeling annoyed about a stolen chord progression, this just might be their lawyers being lawyers.”
Radiohead were successfully sued in the past by The Hollies over Creep’s similarities to their track The Air That I Breathe.