Major news outlets TMZ, STLToday.com, and CourtHouseNews.com are reporting FLAME has filed a lawsuit over Katy Perry’s single “Dark Horse” which features Juicy J.
CourtHouseNews.com reports, Four Christian hip-hop artists claim in court that Katy Perry ripped off their song for her mega-hit “Dark Horse,” which they say tarnished the original tune with images of “witchcraft, paganism” and “black magic.”
Does this tarnish the image of the Christian Hip Hop industry or is it just good business? I do understand that it’s important to protect your copyright, intellectual property and to get paid for the work you’ve done. However, how many songs these days sound similar to classics previous to them and no action is taken? Should CHH artists be sued every time they remix a mainstream song? Whether we seek money or payback, God does promise us that vengeance is His. (Romans 12:19)
Do we need to get on TMZ’s level that generally promotes gossip and toxic content? I’d like to believe Christians wouldn’t want to cause division and to get involved in others business but hey, where’s the fun in that?
I pray as a body we can rise above issues like this and Christians can leave things behind closed doors regardless the reasoning of the lawsuit. Spreading content and speculating only causes division and our sinful human nature starts to take over. What’s the difference between us and the world at this point?