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Lana Del Rey in row with Lorde over her refusal to admit she ‘copied’ songs

Hit American musician Lana Del Rey has reportedly claimed that Royals chart-topper Lorde used her iconic melodies in her new music

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Lana Del Rey has become embroiled in a bitter row with New Zealand songstress Lorde.

The Summertime sadness hit-maker, 36, has called out Lorde, 24, for ‘copying’ two of her most famous songs.

The American musician has reportedly claimed that the Royals chart-topper used her melodies in her new music.

And in a bizarre turn of events, Lorde has reportedly agreed with the claims.

Despite this, she is refusing to go public with the statement – prompting an even bigger fall-out between the two pop singers.



Lana Del Rey has become embroiled in a bitter row with New Zealand songstress Lorde
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Lorde has reportedly agreed with the claims
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The disagreement between Lana and Lorde has been ‘bubbling for a while’, according to an insider.

“A lot of Lana’s fans had flagged one of Lorde’s new songs “Stoned At the Nail Salon” online saying the melody mimicked two of her tracks – Wild At Heart and Hope Is A Dangerous Thing For A Woman Like Me To Have,” a source told The Sun.

Following the scandal, Lana’s team took action and got an ‘expert’ involved.

After the similarities were laid bare in front of Lorde’s team, they reportedly offered Lana a percentage of the publishing rights to keep things sweet between the two musicians.



Lana reportedly wants a public apology from Lorde
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Lorde and Lana are reportedly embroiled in a bitter row
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“Lana’s team agreed and after an expert got involved and some discussions were thrashed out between everyone involved, Lorde’s people came back and offered Lana a percentage of the publishing rights to the song,” the source added.

Despite the money offer, Lana is reportedly not interested.

The Born To Die singer simply wants Lorde to acknowledge her mistakes publically.

However, if that doesn’t happen, the source has claimed that the only other route to go down is for Lana to take legal action and sue her fellow music-maker.



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“It means the only last course of action would be to sue – but everyone is very keen to avoid that if at all possible and hopes there can be an amicable resolution instead,” the music insider revealed.

“The forensic experts agree with the fans, so it seems to be quite a clear cut case.”

Although they are two of the biggest and most successful female artists in the music industry, it’s not the first time Lana and Lorde haven’t seen eye-to-eye.

In a previous interview with The Fader , Lorde discussed female artists she felt weren’t using their platforms to uplift women and she called out Lana Del Rey specifically.



Lorde previously said that Lana’s music wasn’t suitable for young girls
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Sharing her thoughts on her fellow singer, Lorde said: “I listened to that Lana Del Rey record and the whole time I was just thinking it’s so unhealthy for young girls to be listening to, you know: ‘I’m nothing without you’.

“This sort of shirt-tugging, desperate, don’t leave me stuff. That’s not a good thing for young girls, even young people, to hear.”

The Mirror has contacted Lana Del Rey’s and Lorde’s representatives for comment.


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