Lana Del Rey says Radiohead are suing her for allegedly ripping off ‘Creep’


Last summer Lana Del Rey released her fifth album, Lust For Life, and those who listened to the very end heard something that sounded a bit familiar. It was was the LP’s closing track “Get Free,” and you need not be a YouTube commenter to note it has some similarities to Radiohead’s ’90s hit “Creep.”

Apparently there have been rumors about Radiohead suing Del Rey over the song, alleging plagiarism, and yesterday (January 7) the singer confirmed those rumors via Twitter.

“It’s true about the lawsuit,” she tweeted. “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.”


Currently, only Del Rey and collaborators Rick Nowels and Kieron Menzies are listed online as songwriters for “Get Free.” Listen to both versions below to determine if Radiohead have a case, though, to be fair, you probably know what “Creep” sounds like by now.

Meanwhile, Del Rey comes to Boston this weekend, performing at TD Garden on Saturday (January 13).

Featured Del Rey image via screengrab from the “White Mustang” video.