5. Taylor Swift, because she's being sued for stealing the lyrics to "Shake It Off."
At first glance, it seems like T. Swift has everything going for her—her albums are huge hits, she's beloved around the world, her squad now includes 30% of the world's population… but all that success just makes her more of a target. Case in point: she's being sued for $43 million for stealing lyrics.
Singer Jessie Braham, who contrary to what you're thinking is a real person, claims that Swift stole the chorus of her megahit "Shake It Off" from his 2013 track "Haters Gone Hate" (released under the name Jesse Graham for God knows why).
Here are the contested lines. Swift sings:
Cause the players gonna play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate
Whereas Braham sings:
Haters gone hate, playas gone play. Watch out for them fakers, they'll fake you everyday.
Those are pretty similar. It would be very damning if it weren't for the fact that it was already a cliché many years before either of them said it. While it's unlikely Braham will ever see a dime from this lawsuit, it will at least bring some attention to his nonexistent music career. If you want to be complicit in this desperate scheme, give a listen to his song below. It will only make you feel worse for him.