‘Now that my lawsuit’s over, I guess I can sing that song any time I want, right?’
Earlier this year, Lana Del Rey said that she was being sued by Radiohead over similarities between Lust For Life’s “Get Free” and the British band’s 1992 single “Creep” – but it seems her legal troubles are over for now.
In a tweet in January, Del Rey said that Radiohead were asking for 100 per cent of the “Get Free” publishing rights. Later, she even suggested it might be removed from the album in future releases.
It’s true about the lawsuit. 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. Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court.— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) January 7, 2018
However, complicating matters was the fact that Radiohead’s publishers Warner/Chappell denied that a lawsuit even existed, and that they’d merely been “in discussions” with Del Rey’s representatives. They also denied that they were asking for 100 per cent.
Whatever the case, Del Rey now says that the lawsuit is over. As Stereogum report, this weekend she performed at Lollapalooza Brasil, and after playing “Get Free” towards the end of her set, told the crowd: “Well, fuck! I mean, now that my lawsuit’s over, I guess I can sing that song any time I want, right?”
Watch a video of the moment below.