Lecrae was recently named in a copyright infringement lawsuit against Katy Perry, which claimed that her hit single “Dark Horse” ripped off a 2008 song called “Joyful Noise,” originally recorded by Christian artist Flame.
The song featured Lecrae and John Reilly, so they were both named in the suit, but the Anomaly rapper would like to distance himself from the suit and a statement which claimed that “Joyful Noise” was “irreparably tarnished by its association with the witchcraft, paganism, black magic, and Illuminati imagery evoked by the same music in ‘Dark Horse’.”
“I’ll say this — I have no qualms with Katy Perry. Love her and if she wants to talk at any point in time, I’m more than willing to that,” Lecrae told MTV News.
“I was in Hong Kong [when] the press release went out and it’s not my song — it’s my guy Flame’s song and I respect everyone’s intellectual properties — but that statement about the witchcraft and stuff, that’s not my statement and I don’t stand behind that statement.”
The Anomaly rapper added that he hopes everything works out fairly for all parties involved.