Judge: Shakira's Hit Song 'Loca' Ripped Off From Dominican Songerwriter's Work

August 20, 2014 8:48 PM

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Judge: Shakira's Hit Song 'Loca' Ripped Off From Dominican Songerwriter's Work

It was an international hit in 2010, but a federal judge has found that pop singer Shakira’s Spanish-language single “Loca” was copied from another songwriter’s work.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan ruled Tuesday that the Colombian singer’s song infringed on the work of Dominican songwriter Ramon Arias Vasquez, who wrote “Loca con su Tiguera” in the late 1990s.

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