Typical haters—they see you shining with a universally beloved pop hit and they want to steal a few rays of your sunlight. Our Girl Carly Rae Jepsen is now so besot, as her year-owning smash “Call Me Maybe” has been assailed—called out, if you will—for plagiarism. The person making such accusations? Ukrainian pop star (well, pop aspirant) Aza, who says Jepsen blatantly stole from her holiday anthem “Hunky Santa” for her breakthrough hit, and is taking her to court over the obvious rip.
After listening to the two songs, we have no choice but to side with Aza. I mean, listen to the two songs, they’re virtually identical:
Sure, they have totally different melodies, lyrics, structures and tones. But did you hear that part in the first verse where Aza offers Hunky Santa her phone number? Come on! Jepsen couldn’t have been more blatant in her thievery if she wore a super-revealing Santa costume and kept bending over to pick stuff up in her music video for no reason! For shame, Carlissa Raecroft.
When reached for comment, Carly Rae’s rep told TMZ that the allegations are “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.” A simple “Ukrainian, please” would have sufficed, we think.