Beyonce Sued for Sampling Vocals

Recently the beehive celebrated one-year anniversary of Beyoncé’s hit single, “Formation”

 

However, if there was anyone who did not celebrate, it was the estate of the late New Orleans rapper/ YouTube personality Anthony “Messy Mya” Barre.

We all know that the music video for “Formation,” captures the essence of New Orleans, and Barre was well-known within the city.

 

According to TMZ, the estate is now suing Beyoncé for allegedly using a small, but yet memorable part of his 2010 YouTube video “A 27 Piece Huh?” in the music video for her song, which is now Grammy nominated.

 

Barre’s estate claims that Beyoncé used his “I like that,” line from his video in her video without their permission, and went on to make millions from the song.

 

Barre was shot and killed back in 2010.

 

The estate goes on to claim that they tried to reach out to Beyoncé, but she allegedly did not respond to them. They are now reportedly asking for more than $20,000,000 in back royalties and other damages for using some of his final recordings.

TMZ has reached out to Beyoncé’s camp, but has yet to hear anything back.

 

Source: http://www.tmz.com/2017/02/07/beyonce-sued-sample-messy-mya-formation/

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