Lana Del Rey responds to copyright lawsuit claims, denies song was inspired by Radiohead

Radiohead sue Lana Del Rey

Radiohead are taking legal action over alleged similarities between Get Free and Creep.

Earlier today (7 January), The Sun broke the news that Radiohead were considering suing Lana Del Rey for copyright infringement. In the story, an unnamed source reveals that Radiohead feel that Lana Del Rey’s track Get Free is too similar to their hit Creep, and that “both teams are trying to thrash it out behind the scenes to prevent it from going to court.”

The source also said: “It’s understood that Radiohead’s team are hoping for the band to either receive compensation or be credited on the list of songwriters to receive royalties.”

Lana Del Rey has now responded to the story on Twitter, confirming both the veracity of the story and denying the claims at the heart of it. The artist also claims that she offered 40 percent of the track’s publishing to settle the dispute. The statement says: “It’s true about the lawsuit. Although I know my song wasn’t inspired by Creep, Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing – I offered up to 40 over the last few months but they will only accept 100″.

She adds: “Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court.”

Currently, Get Free, the last track on 2017’s Lust for Life, is credited with Lana Del Rey, Kieron Menzies and Rick Nowels as writers. You can read Lana Del Rey’s tweet below.