Katy Perry Being Sued By The Beach Boys’ Label?
It isn’t all fun in the California sun now that The Beach Boys’ record company is reportedly threatening to sue Katy Perry for a line of theirs she poached for her hit tune “California Gurls.”
In Katy’s “Gurls,” she sings the line: “I wish they all could be California girls,” a line that The Beach Boys made infamous in their 1965 properly spelled classic, “California Girls.” Now, a Page Six record industry source claims:
“Rondor Music has sent a letter to Capitol on behalf of Mike Love and Brian Wilson, saying Katy has cribbed one of the most famous lyrics in history, so Love and Wilson should be entitled to a writing credit and a portion of the royalties.”
Aside from a grammatically poor spin on the title and that one line — which Snoop Dogg proudly murmurs towards the end of the song — that’s all Perry took from the ’60s tune.
As for what Mr. Love and Wilson think of the possible legal battle, they say it was solely the label’s decision to go after Katy. Wilson’s Rep told Page Six that “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.”
Which version do you prefer: Katy’s or the classic Beach Boys? Listen to both below and leave your vote in the comments!
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