On Sunday, Lana Del Rey tweeted that Radiohead was taking her to court over claims that her song “Get Free” shared too many similarities with the band’s 1992 hit song “Creep.”
Today, a representative for Radiohead’s publisher Warner/Chappell has shared a statement with Pitchfork denying the lawsuit claims. While they acknowledge that they have been in conversations with Lana Del Rey’s team over plagiarism concerns, no lawsuit has yet been issued.
“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.'”
Lana Del Rey previously tweeted that she had offered Radiohead up to 40 percent of the publishing for the song, but the band would only accept 100%.
Lana Del Rey’s representatives have yet to respond to Warner/Chappel’s latest statement. You can listen to “Get Free” and “Creep” side by side below.