As anyone with a computer knows, there have been an endless number of
Call Me Maybe covers since this Carly Rae Jepsen track blew up a few
But a Ukrainian artist who goes by the name "Aza" is set to take
legal action because she alleges the hit single itself is a ripoff of
her "Hunky Santa."
According to TMZ, a lawsuit will be filed today in which Aza seeks
unspecific damages. Among those included as its target will be Scooter
Braun, the manager for both Jepsen and Justin Bieber.
"I'm shocked and surprised that these people wanted to sample my lyrics on their song," Aza tells
TMZ. "They didn't ask me for permission, they just took it. That's why I
filed this lawsuit. When I first heard it on the radio, I was driving
and almost got into an accident. I couldn't believe what I was hearing."
A rep for Carly Rae, meanwhile, has released the following statement in response to this controversy:
"This is completely false and [Carly's] lawyers will deal with this.
Everyone knows [Carly] is a songwriter. She is not spending a lot of
time listening to Ukrainian radio."
Honestly I dont really hear a similarity. Check it out for yourself and comment below if you think it is a rip off or not.