Radiohead‘s music publishers Warner/Chappell have denied the existence of a lawsuit against Lana Del Rey, after the singer claimed the English band was suing her for allegedly copying elements of their 1992 hit ‘Creep’.
Del Rey told fans earlier this week that reports of a lawsuit against her were true, saying, “Although I know my song wasn’t inspired by ‘Creep’, Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing – I offered up to 40 over the last few months but they will only accept 100.”
Warner/Chappell has now issued a statement, which claims no lawsuit has been filed and Radiohead have not demanded all the publishing rights for Del Rey’s song ‘Get Free’.
“As Radiohead’s music publisher, it’s true that we’ve been in discussions since August of last year with Lana Del Rey’s representatives,” the statement reads.
“It’s clear that the verses of ‘Get Free’ use musical elements found in the verses of ‘Creep’ and we’ve requested that this be acknowledged in favour of all writers of ‘Creep’. To set the record straight, no lawsuit has been issued and Radiohead have not said they “will only accept 100%” of the publishing of ‘Get Free’.”
Warner/Chappell’s claims come after Del Rey discussed the alleged lawsuit with fans at a show in the US, where she claimed ‘Get Free’ may eventually have to be removed from her latest album, Lust For Life.
The members of Radiohead are yet to comment publicly.
Del Rey, meanwhile, is scheduled to tour Australia this year as part of her first Aussie jaunt since 2012.