Katy Perry does not have to pay rapper Flame 2.8 million dollars (about 2.5 million euros). He accused the singer of plagiarism with her song Dark Horse from 2013.
Flame, whose real name is Marcus Gray, sued Perry in 2014 for allegedly plagiarizing an eight-note riff from his song Joyful Noise . Perry has consistently denied that.
Flame was previously ruled in favor and a jury awarded him $2.8 million, but a judge later overturned the verdict, saying the tune was not “particularly unique or rare.”
The rapper then appealed. However, the appeals court on Friday confirmed the judge’s decision, ruling that the tune is in fact too generic. Perry does not have to pay Flame anything now, reports BBC News .