Earlier this week, a judge ruled that a Christian rapper’s copyright infringement case against Katy Perry could proceed to the trial stage.
The rapper — who goes by the stage name Flame — claims that Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” is a ripoff of his song “Joyful Noise.”
It’s a bit ironic, considering that title must have been used by about 40 bajiliion Christian recording artists before Flame came along, but that’s a conversation for another time.
Now, you may be wondering what in the hell (pardon us, evangelical readers) all of this has to do with Jessa Duggar.
Well, if you’re a fan of her family’s and you follow her husband on social media, then you might already be familiar with Flame, aka Marcus Grey.
Grey is a longtime Duggar associate who was once interviewed by Jessa’s husband, Ben Seewald, on the topic of race relations in America.
(There was a time when Ben tried to fashion a career for himself as a media figure who asks the tough questions. The less said about that phase, the better.)
“Flame has been doing Christian hip hop for many years now,” Ben told the camera.
“I started listening to some of Flame’s music a little over a year ago. I really appreciated the content of his music. We actually became friends.”
Ben goes on to explain that his wife later became friends with Flame, and the couple even introduced the rapper to their then-infant son, Spurgeon.
“During this visit we want to kind of introduce Flame to life in the country as opposed to life in the city,” Ben said when Grey’s visit to their was captured by TLC cameras.
For years now, the Duggars have been outspoken critics of secular pop culture, and they’re especially chagrinned by what they see as overly-sexualized music directed at younger audiences.
In other words, they’re probably not very big Katy Perry fans.
This, combined with the unusually heated nature of Flame’s court battle against Perry (The singer even offered to perform her song live in front of the judge to make her case.) has led to rumors that Katy and Jessa don’t like each other.
However, while it seems very likely that Jessa dislikes Katy, it seems equally likely that Katy has no idea who Jessa is.
Besides, both women have so much on their plates these days that new enemies are probably the last thing on their minds.
Katy has enough feuds to keep her busy for the next few decades.
Meanwhile, Jessa just welcomed her third child.
So as entertaining as it would be if these two started taking shots at one another on Twitter, sadly, it’ll probably never happen.
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