Rapper: Katy Perry Used My Song as 'Witchcraft'

Flame claims she stole his music for 'Dark Horse'

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 3, 2014 11:37 AM CDT

(Newser) – First Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" angered Muslims; now it's drawn the ire of a Christian rapper. Flame and his producers this week filed suit against Perry, claiming she stole his 2008 song, "Joyful Noise," Celebuzz reports—and, as if that's not bad enough, the lawsuit claims "the devoutly religious message" of the song "has been irreparably tarnished by its association with the witchcraft, paganism, black magic, and Illuminati imagery evoked by the same music in 'Dark Horse.'" Compare for yourself here and here, or check out why Muslims were also unhappy with the religious imagery in Perry's song.

Katy Perry takes a selfie with a painting of herself, “Cupcake Katy” by artist Will Cotton, at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in Washington.   (Paul Morigi/AP Images for National Portrait Gallery)
In this Saturday, March 29, 2014 file photo, Katy Perry arrives at MOCA's 35th Anniversary Gala presented by Louis Vuitton at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, file)
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Here's Flame's "Joyful Noise"...   (Ryan Moulton)
...and Katy Perry's "Dark Horse."   (KatyPerryVEVO)

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