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- Posted on Aug 6th 2010 6:36AM by Jody Thompson
At the end of the track, Snoop raps, "I wish they all could be California girls."
However, it's emerged that the publishing company that owns the rights to the 1965 hit penned by Love and Brian Wilson has taken action. A spokesperson for Rondor told the New York Daily News said that Love and Wilson should be given a writing credit and royalties.
They said in a statement, "We have established diminutive claim. It is up to the six writers and various publishers of 'California Gurls' to decide whether they honor the claim or not."
The statement continued, "Using the words or melody in a new song taken from an original work is not appropriate under any circumstances, particularly from one as well-known and iconic as 'California Girls.'"
But Love insists if it was left up to him, the Beach Boys are "definitely not suing Katy Perry."
He continued, "In fact, we are flattered that her fantastically successful song is bringing to mind to millions of people our 1965 recording of the Beach Boys' 'California Girls'.
"We think her song is great and wish her all the success in the world."
The report continues that Rondor have sent a letter to Katy Perry's label, Capitol Records, demanding that Brian Wilson and Mike Love get credit for their lyrics, including royalties.
Perry's song is taken from her new album 'Teenage Dream,' which is released on Aug. 30.