Katy Perry sure knows how to ruffle feathers!
Singer/songwriter Jill Sobule has branded Perry a “f***ing little sl*t” for using the same title as her song I Kissed A Girl.
Sobule, 44, released a track called I Kissed A Girl in 1995. Perry’s track of the same name, released in 2008, became a major worldwide hit, and along with the United States, it has topped the charts in more than 30 countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
The tune also earned Perry a nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 2009 Grammy Awards.
“As a musician I have always refrained from criticizing another artist,” Jill told The Rumpus. “I was, ‘Well, good for her.’ In truth, she wrote it with a team of professional writers and was signed by the very same guy that signed me in 1995.
“I have not mentioned that in interviews as I don’t want to sound bitter or petty, because that’s not me.
“Okay, maybe, if I really think about it, there were a few jealous and p***ed off moments.
“So here goes, for the first time in an interview…“F*** you Katy Perry, you f***ing stupid, maybe ‘not good for the gays’, title thieving, haven’t heard much else, so not quite sure if you’re talented, f***ing little slut.
“When her version came out I started getting tons of inquiries about what I thought.
“Some folks were angry and wondered why she took my title and made it into this kind of ‘girls gone wild’ thing.
“Others, including my mother, were excited because they thought I would somehow make some money out of it.
“Unfortunately you can’t copyright a title… bummer.”Source