Anyone who's spent a decent amount of time on the Internet this year knows Carly Rae Jepsen's massively popular single "Call Me Maybe" has inspired plenty of imitators to make cover and/or lip-dub versions of the song. But one particular Ukrainian artist known as Aza is alleging it's Jepsen who's copying material, and she's prepared to sue.
According to TMZ, Aza is in the process of filing a lawsuit with the Los Angeles courts, claiming "Call Me Maybe" steals from her own [air quotes] hit, "Hunky Santa." Aza believes "Call Me Maybe" is a carbon copy of "Hunky Santa," only slightly modified by producers. Thankfully, we have "Hunky Santa" all queued up for you to judge the similarities. (Spoiler Alert: There aren't any.)
See Aza's "Hunky Santa" video here: http://youtu.be/w0mIgS2yi3k
(She's all class, as you can see.)
Poor Aza is upset and appalled by Jepsen's musical theft, telling TMZ, "They didn't ask me permission, they just took it. That's why I filed this lawsuit. When I first heard it on the radio, I was driving and almost got in an accident. I couldn't believe what I was hearing."
This marks the second lawsuit brought against Jepsen in the last few weeks. Singer-songwriter Alyson Burnett called out Carly and Owl City's "Good Time" for its use of "ohs," claiming Jepsen stole the "unique vocal motif" from her single "Ah, It's a Love Song." Burnett's suit over affected "oh-ing" is shaky at best, but compared to Aza's, it's a slam-dunk.