Ukrainian Singer, Aza, Says That Carly Rae Jepsen is a Thief!
Aza says that Carly Rae Jepsen basically stole the song Call Me Maybe from her and she is suing Carly Rae Jepsen over it! Aza feels as if Carly Rae Jepsen took her song, “Hunky Santa”, tweaked it a little bit and then “Call Me Maybe” was born. Aza feels as if they basically took her song and just made some minor tweaks and then added Carly Rae Jepsen’s voice to it.
Barry Rothman is the lawyer for Aza and according to the lawsuit she has filed, she is suing for unspecified damages. However, seeing as how “Call Me Maybe” is wildly popular, you can bet that it’s for an insanely large sum of money. Aza had the following to say:
I’m shocked and surprised that these people wanted to sample my lyrics on their song. 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. – Aza
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Carly Rae Jepsen’s representative had this to say about the situation:
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. – Carly Rae Jepsen’s Representative