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Pop star Katy Perry caused a packed courtroom to burst into laughter saying she could play the hit song she is accused of stealing live after a technical glitch meant a recording of it couldn't be played.
Blonde Katy, 34, wearing a smart mint green trouser suit, is accused of copying the beat in her 2013 hit Dark Horse from a trio of American Christian rappers.
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At court in Downtown Los Angeles, Katy also sat just two seats away from controversial co-defendant Dr Luke, her long-time co-writer who the star denied in court documents had raped her.
Pop star Kesha has claimed in a text to Lady Gaga that Dr Luke raped Katy. Kesha also accuses Dr Luke of rape and bullying - claims he denies - and the pair are embroiled in a long-running legal dispute.
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Katy and Dr Luke, along with four others, are being sued by rappers Flame and D.A. Truth, plus song creator Chike Ojukwu, who claim their 2007 track Joyful Noise has the same intro as Katy's song.
Giving evidence for 25 minutes Katy denied the claim, saying said she had never heard of the rappers or their song.
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When a tech fault prevented her own song being played, she triggered laughs in the packed court room saying: 'I could perform it for you live.'
Katy, who was not accompanied to court by British boyfriend Orlando Bloom, also insisted that she and her co-writers had not found the rappers' song online.
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She triggered more laughs when she added that when she was writing the song, which featured on the album Prism, at a studio in Santa Barbara 'a form of entertainment would be to go on YouTube and watch videos of cats and drink white wine as a break for our ears.'
She also talked about performing the song at the Super Bowl...
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