Dua Lipa Claims She Couldn't Have Stolen "Levitating" Hit Song

Dua Lipa Lawsuit: Singer's Team Breaks Silence On 'Levitating' Suit
Dua Lipa Lawsuit: Singer's Team Breaks Silence On 'Levitating' Suit

The copyright lawsuit filed against Dua Lipa's famous song "Levitating" must be rejected, according to her team. The legal case over the copyright of "Levitating" continues, but Lipa has responded through her attorneys, claiming that she never had access to or exposure to the songs cited in the complaint.

According to the full report released by Rolling Stone, the celebrity singer and her lawyers intend to drop the lawsuit through a filing to New York Federal Judge Hon. Katherine Polk Failla. Lipa's attorney, Christine Lepera, criticized the composers L. Russell Brown and Sandy Linzer for sparking the controversy.

"The (plaintiffs') works were never heard by the 'Levitating' composers. The apparent similarities a falling scale in which every tone is repeated on equally spaced notes and a shared clave beat - are unprotectable and the consequence of fortuitous employment of fundamental musical building blocks "Lepera said.

Clarence Coffee, Jr., Sarah Hudson, and Stephen Kozmeniuk are all represented by Lepera. In the case, she also represents Warner Records Inc., Universal Music Corp., and Sony Music Publishing. According to the lawyer, there is no indication that Lipa or her team ever heard the allegedly infringing music. Arguing that the music is available on streaming platforms is allegedly incorrect, as there are millions of songs available online.

In addition to that, Lepera underlined that "Don Diablo," one of the allegedly copied songs, was registered with the United States Copyright Office.  The judge has yet to react to the conference request before the dismissal petition is expected to be filed.  Lipa's song is really the subject of two lawsuits.

Brown and Linzer filed the action in which they just replied, claiming that the music is a duplication of the opening tune of their song "Wiggle and Giggle All Night."  Furthermore, the Florida reggae band Artikal Sound System claimed that "Levitating" is a rip-off of their 2017 song "Live Your Life."

They claimed in the statement that they heard the music before 2020 and made a copy of it. They also named Warner Records as a defendant in the complaint, claiming profits and damages. Fans have continued to defend Lipa, claiming that people may go "further" to find more comparable music. Lipa's "Levitating" is one of the Billboard Hot 100's longest-charting tracks of all time.