A group of Christian rappers by the names of “Flame”, LeCrae, Emanuel Lambert and Chike Ojukwu are suing Katy Perry over her song “Dark Horse,” claiming that it rips off one of their 2008 songs by the name of “Joyful Noise.”
“The suit claims that Perry, 29, Juicy J, producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin, and other associates “infringed the copyright” of the Christian rap song, and have “exploited and profited” from its use.
It also lobs that “Joyful Noise” – a song that has won awards in the Christian and Gospel music world and is featured on Flame’s Grammy-nominated album “Our World: Redeemed” – has been “irreparably tarnished by its association with the witchcraft, paganism, black magic and Illuminati imagery” evoked by the music in Perry’s “Dark Horse”…”
Look, in order for something to be “irreparably tarnished” someone has to actually have heard of it before, in which case I’m sure y’all are in the clear. If it’s any consolation to Lecrae and Flame no one even likes “Dark Horse.” Sure it was catchy for maybe a couple weeks, but that fakkin’ song played on the radio for like SIX MONTHS. For half of a YEAR I couldn’t have my radio on in the car because everrry fuckin’ channel played “Dark Horse” at least twice every 30 minutes. The song in question, “Joyful Noise” is below:
I didn’t think it was possible, but somehow science has created a song that’s even MORE annoying than “Dark Horse.” Holy hell that synth is like a louder version of when your ears start ringing but on repeat. If I had to choose between an eternity of listening to either “Dark Horse” or “Joyful Noise,” I’d probably just go with the wild card pick and blow my brains out.