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Did Katy Perry Rip-Off Ke$ha?

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Katy Perry’s song, California Gurls, sounds a lot like Ke$ha’s Tik Tok, and there’s a very clear reason for that.  Both songs are produced by Dr. Luke and co-written by Benny Blanco.  Top artists often use the same producers and song-writers, and overlaps are bound to occur.  You might remember this same thing happening with Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce.  Unlike Kelly Clarkson; however, Katy Perry gets it, and has yet to release a statement bashing her team.  In case you missed the Clarkson tirade that I am referring to, she was pissed because Beyonce’s song, Halo, sounded too much like her single, Already Gone.  Both songs were written by OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, and instead of understanding the inevitable similarities, Clarkson bashed Tedder in the press, saying that Tedder is responsible for people thinking that she ripped-off Beyonce, and that she wanted to remove the track altogether, but her label would not allow it.  Tedder was furious with her tongue lashing, and subsequently said that the idea that he would try to dupe Beyonce and Clarkson into singing the same track is both “hurtful and absurd.”  As for Beyonce, she never made a statement on the matter.  Listen to the Tick Tok/California Gurls mash-up below.