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Radiohead Are Suing Lana Del Rey for Allegedly Plagiarizing 'Creep'

Radiohead Are Suing Lana Del Rey for Allegedly Plagiarizing 'Creep'

Radiohead Are Suing Lana Del Rey for Allegedly Plagiarizing 'Creep'

The band is demanding 100% of the publishing profit.

Update: In an article published in The New York Times on Tuesday 9 January, a spokesperson for Radiohead's music publisher clarified that "no lawsuit has been issued and Radiohead have not said they 'will only accept 100%' of the publishing of 'Get Free.'"

Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey for plagiarism. As a queer person, never have I felt my heteronormative past coming for my gay present in a more aggressive manner.

The electro rock band claim that Del Rey's track "Get Free", off Out's Top 10 Album of 2017Lust for Life, is a direct rip off of their iconic track "Creep." Del Rey confirmed the suit on Twitter this weekend.

Listening to the two tracks, the are surely some melodic similarities, but the accusation that "Get Free" is a total ripoff of "Creep" is ludicrous -- especially when considering that Radiohead were once sued over the alleged similarities between "Creep" and the Hollies' 1974 song "The Air That I Breathe" -- a lawsuit that eventually settled out of court.

Well, Radiohead, you just lost the gays.

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