A little something called “a copyright” is coming to bite Katy Perry on the butt. She’s been surfing the money wave thanks to her hit song “California Gurls.” The problem is that her collaborator, Ã‚Â Snoop Dogg, raps the lineÃ‚Â “I wish they all could be California Girls” right in the end. That’s The Beach Boys right there, from their cult tune “California Girls,”Ã‚Â and no one asked their permission to use the classic refrain. The iconic rockers are preparing to sue (of course. Poor Katy, she had fun fun fun until the Beach Boys took her money away.
Both Brian Wilson and Mike Love‘s reps are talking but are being smart by pinning it on the record company, Rondor Music. Wilson’s spokesperson explained, “Rondor owns the track and called Brian and Mike, saying they were going to complain. Brian likes Katy’s record and doesn’t know where the situation stands.” Ã‚Â Love’s rep echos the statement adding, “Mike and Brian wrote the song . . . but any legal action is up to Rondor.” Nice….cover all your bases!