The singer is reportedly facing legal issues after including some Beach Boys lyrics in her latest hit single
Uh oh… Looks like Katy Perry might have landed herself in a spot of bother after borrowing some Beach Boys lyrics for her latest hit single.
And it’s the line: ‘I with they all could be California girls,’ from the well-loved song which is causing all the fuss – uttered by rapper Snoop Dogg in Katy’s version.
Record bosses are now demanding that original songwriters Mike Love and Brian Wilson are given royalties and a writing credit, and have sent a letter to the singer’s label, Capitol Records.
Katy had previously claimed that her ‘California Gurls’ track was written as a tribute to the Beach Boys, to which the band had responded that they were ‘flattered.’
But a source told the New York post that the letter sent to Katy’s record label accused her of having ‘cribbed one of the most famous lyrics in history.’
Mike Love’s agent commented: ‘Any legal action is up to Rondor. Rondor owns the track and called Brian and Mike, saying they were going to complain.’
‘Brian likes Katy’s record and doesn’t know where the situation stands.’