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8 Times Taylor Swift Was Accused of Stealing From Other Artists


Musicians often inspire each other, pay homage to the works that influenced them, or even unconsciously pick up a dance move, sound, or look another artist originated. But where is the line between theft and paying tribute? People who watched the 2019 Billboard Music Awards definitely think Taylor Swift crossed it with her performance of "ME!" The opening of the number was very reminiscent of a certain iconic Coachella performance from last year. And it's far from the first time she's been accused of biting off someone else's "Style." 

Of course you can debate until you're blue in the face over whether these are coincidences, humble tributes, or blatant thefts, but here are 8 times Taylor was accused of ripping off other artists.

2019 Billboard Music Awards AKA #Mayochella

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Taylor Swift opened up her live performance of "ME!" with a drumline that had a lot of viewers at home wondering if they were about to see a surprise Beyoncé performance. Instead, Taylor Swift came out and struck a pose. To say it was reminiscent of Beyoncé's Homecoming is an understatement and thus the Twitter hashtag #Mayochella was born.